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Sportech plc
Address: Walton House Charnock Road Liverpool, ENG L67 1AA GBR
Phone: +44-151-2883058
Key People:
Finance Director:

Ian Penrose
Steven Cunliffe
Number of Employees: 352 +
Fiscal 2007: Profit before tax for the six months ended 30 June 2007 of £5.2m (2006: £6.1m)
Company Type:

Background Information

Sportech PLC is a United Kingdom-based gaming company. It comprises two segments: Football Gaming and e-Gaming. The Football Gaming division includes the traditional football pools products run under the Littlewoods and Zetters brand names and associated games, such as Spot the Ball, Premier 10 and Lotto. The e-Gaming division includes the online activities of Littlewoods Poker, Littlewoods Casino, Littlewoods Bingo and Game On. On June 5, 2006, the Company’s Sports Betting Internet and telephone businesses were sold to 32 Red plc. During the year ended December 31, 2006, Sportech launched, an online gaming business. In 2006, the Company terminated its contract to provide betting services to ITV. In August 2007, the Company acquired the Vernons football pools business of Ladbrokes plc.

News 2014
September 18, 2014 Sportech Owes the Taxman £93m After Tribunal Reverses VAT Decision
February 4, 2014 Sportech Investment for New-Look Betting Venue and update on VAT claim

News 2013
December 16, 2013 Sportech plc: California Licence Agreement
September 26, 2013 Sportech Plc Announce Joint Venture with Picklive
September 26, 2013 Sportech Acquisition of Data Tote
August 22, 2013 Sportech Looks Towards Online Casino Expansion
August 22, 2013 Sportech Reports 'Solid' Half Year and hedges its bets on £95m VAT claim
July 24, 2013 Sportech PLC Agrees Contract to Supply Horse Race Betting Technology for Penn National Gaming Incorporated
June 14, 2013 Sportech Shares Fall on Tax Appeal Ruling
June 11, 2013 HMRC Takes Sportech Appeal to Upper Tribunal
May 28, 2013 Sportech PLC Signs Deal to Supply Wagering Terminals
June 3, 2013 Permission to Appeal A VAT Refund Denied
May 28, 2013 Sportech Racing Awarded Contract to Provide New Wagering Terminals to Betfred's Totepool Operations at UK Horse Racing Courses
May 14, 2013 Sportech Racing Announce New Agreement Dominican Republic's Lottery
May 2, 2013 Sportech VS the Taxman
April 24, 2013 Sportech Expands on Mobile Wagering Service
March 7, 2013 Tribunal Rules in Gambling Company's Favour on VAT Tax Claim
March 6, 2013 UK Pools and Tote Gaming Firm Sportech Prepares for Online Launch in Connecticut
March 6, 2013 Sportech Full Year Revenue, Pretax Profit Down
February 5, 2013 Sportech Division eBet Technologies Announce Launch of New Internet Wagering Website for Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation/Batavia Downs
January 29, 2013 Sportech Waits for £80m VAT Decision
December 20, 2012 Sportech Announce the Acquisition of eBet Online

News 2012
December 12, 2012 Sportech Wins Connecticut Online Licence
September 26, 2012 Sportech Racing to Expand Mobile Wagering Service
August 23, 2012 Sportech Eyes Growing Profits In US
July 19, 2012 Sportech Agrees £75m Finance Deal
May 10, 2012 Sportech AGM and Interim Management Statement
March 7, 2012 Sportech Swings To Profit On Racing Acquisition
January 27, 2012 Sportech Place Focused On Upgrading State OTB Sites

News 2011
November 15, 2011 Centrebet Punters Get Access to Football Pools
November 10, 2011 Sportech plc Interim Management Statement
September 15, 2011 Sportech Launching eGaming Affiliate Programme, Offering 50% Commissions Until 2012
August 29, 2011 Playwin - Sportech Joint Venture to Launch Online Cricket Pools in India
August 26, 2011 Sportech PLC Announce Board Appointment
August 25, 2011 Sportech Sees Gains from Playwin Joint Venture
July 21, 2011 Football Pools Operator Issues Trading Update
February 17 2011 Sportech Appoints Panmure Gordon as Joint Broker
February 7, 2011 Sportech PLC Signs Agreement with Phumelela Gold International Limited
January 24, 2011 Sportech Signals Pre-Tax Profits in Line with Market Expectations
January 12, 2011 Pools Firm Launch £40m Tax Appeal
January 4, 2011 Shortlist for Tote Bidders Expected by End of January

News 2010
Oct 11, 2010 Sportech Betting $77 million on OTB in Connecticut
Oct 1, 2010 Gaming Firm Sportech Extends Littlewoods Licensing Deal
Sept 30, 2010 Sportech Provides Regulatory Update on Proposed Acquisition of Scientific Games Racing
August 26, 2010 Football Pools Firm Sees Benefit From World Cup Games
March 25, 2010 Pools Operator Sportech Hopes to Halt Player Decline in 2011
January 7, 2010 Pools Operator Gains Funds For Acquisition And Expansion; Re-launches Football Pools In Tabloids


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