Tote System

Ellis Park Joins Kentucky Downs In Using Sportech Racing As Tote Service Provider

Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC announced that it has been selected by Ellis Park as its new provider of pari-mutuel betting technologies and services. This agreement follows another new tote services contract signed earlier this year with Kentucky Downs. Sportech began providing totalisator services to Kentucky Downs just before commencement of […]

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Tote Hub Malfunction Causes Cancellations at Sam Houston, Turf Paradise, Mahoning Valley

A power failure at a national Sportech tote hub caused the cancellation of multiple tracks on Tuesday due to the inability to accept simulcast wagers, according to the Daily Racing Form. Sam Houston, Turf Paradise, Monticello and Yonkers all cancelled their cards without having run a single race, despite several opting to delay the start of […]

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Kiron and Sportech Sign Latin American Contract; Will Bring Virtual Racing to Tracks

Kiron Interactive has signed an agreement with pool and tote betting technology provider Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech Plc, to supply virtual racing to racetracks in Latin America. The three-year deal will see Kiron’s virtual racing products incorporated into the Sportech Racing and Digital Quantum System wagering platform to complement the live […]

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NYRA Set to Deploy AmTote System, Betting Terminals

With the goal of enhancing fans’ self-service wagering experience, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will employ a new system and betting terminals from AmTote International across a suite of platforms throughout its racetracks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. AmTote is constructing three Customer Learning Centers at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack that will be […]

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TVG says exchange wagering will stimulate U.S. racing

TVG has released what it calls an “independent study” of the U.S. horse racing industry, and the study’s conclusion is that exchange wagering would “provide an important option to grow the audience and participation in the sport in the U.S.” TVG, the racing network and advance-deposit wagering provider based in Southern California, is owned by […]

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Pope: A Tote/Wagering System for Everyone

One Thursday in April of 1979, Keeneland president Ted Bassett let me use his box to entertain an NBC executive. He knew I was trying to sell the television rights to what is now the Rolex 3-Day Event. I was not involved with Thoroughbreds at that time, so it wasn’t until reading Ted’s award-winning autobiography, […]

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ANOTHER TOTE MALFUNCTION LEAVES SOME CUSTOMERS AT A LOSS

By Ray Paulick TwinSpires advance deposit wagering company has posted a message on its website acknowledging an outage on Sunday night involving tote company Amtote that affected Hollywood Park’s ninth race and the 11th race at Sun Ray racetrack. The outage was brought to the Paulick Report’s attention by a TwinSpires.com customer who said […]

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GOOD NEWS TUESDAY: TWINSPIRES TAKING STEPS TO REWARD PLAYERS SHUT OUT BY TOTE FAILURE

By Ray PaulickIn the wake of a tote malfunction that affected some advance-deposit wagering bets on Sunday’s ninth race at Hollywood Park and 11th race at Sun Ray, TwinSpires.com said it is going beyond a simple refund of money wagered and issuing a “one-time loyalty bonus” to all players negatively affected (i.e., those whose winning […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm – WAGERING INTEGRITY

It’s generally agreed that the foundation of the entire Thoroughbred industry in the United States rests on a pari-mutuel system that handles upwards of $15 billion per year in wagering transactions. The integrity of that system, once a given, is now subject to widespread skepticism because of a series of incidents dating back to 2002, […]

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HOLLYWOOD PARK PAST-POSTING INCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION

By Ray PaulickBetting windows at 33 simulcast sites remained open on Saturday’s Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park until after the Grade 3 stakes race had been run because they did not receive a stop betting signal from the Scientific Games tote system that contracts with California racetracks to handle pari-mutuel wagering. According to […]

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