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Connecticut's Sportech Delivers Kentucky Derby Results

Sportech, Winners and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bars deliver a thrilling Kentucky Derby race day to Connecticut fans.

Sportech, the home of legal in-venue and online betting on racing in the State of Connecticut, announced the results of another successful Kentucky Derby event, the first leg of the 2019 Triple Crown season and the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Across the OTB estate, customers placed nearly 400,000 wagers during the day and there was an incredible buzz among the – standing room only – crowds as the strong favorite and first-past-the-post horse Maximum Security was disqualified, and long shot Country House announced the winner.

Sportech’s Executive Chairman Richard McGuire commented, “We paid out around $3.5 million dollars to Connecticut winners during the day and that amount could have been significantly higher had the favorite obliged.  Our online and mobile channels performed exceptionally, recording a 13% increase in activity.”  Reflecting on the sports betting question currently facing Connecticut lawmakers, McGuire added, “We look forward to the State of Connecticut extending licensing to current operators to include sports betting, bringing current illegal sports betting activity under the same regulatory framework as betting on horse racing and enabling us all to compete effectively with neighboring states and illegal markets.”

The excitement will continue with the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, featured at all Winners and Bobby V’s locations on Saturday, May 18th.

About Sportech and Winners

Sportech Venues, Inc., a division of Sportech PLC, holds the exclusive in perpetuity license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering on horseracing, greyhound racing and jai alai in the State of Connecticut.  The company operates 16 wagering venues and sports bars under the brands Winners and Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar.  Winners is also Connecticut’s exclusive home for legal online betting on racing, offering secure online and mobile account wagering at www.MyWinners.com.  A portion of every dollar wagered with Winners goes to the Connecticut General Fund, to local municipal tax funds and to funds for responsible gaming. For more information about Winners, visit www.MyWinners.com.  For Sportech’s media library, visit www.sportechplc.com/media-library and select “Winners”.

McDowell Jewett