Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of UK-listed Sportech, has been awarded a new contract to provide pari-mutuel tote wagering systems and services to Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), owner and operator of seventeen racetrack and casino gaming venues across Canada.

Sportech already supports GCGC’s pari-mutuel wagering activities, conducted at the company's racetracks and betting venues in British Columbia and Ontario, through its Quantum Data Center in New Jersey.

Under the new agreement, Sportech will provide new teller-operated and self-service wagering devices, as well as its mobile wagering service that allows customers to bet using their own smart phone or tablet while at a racetrack.

Sportech Racing and Digital president Andrew Gaughan said: “This new contract with Great Canadian Gaming extends an important relationship with a valued customer. It not only provides more efficient wagering terminals, but also provides the opportunity to adopt new and emerging technologies, such as Sportech's Digital Link mobile wagering and digital voucher suite.”

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates seventeen gaming facilities across Canada, including ten casinos, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres, and a Four Diamond hotel resort, located in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.

“We have been pleased with the reliability and performance of Sportech's wagering technology, and with the level of service we have received, and we look forward to implementing some of the new technologies Sportech has on the horizon,” said Bruce Barbour, Great Canadian Gaming’s executive director, Racing Operations.