Two major thoroughbred racetracks in Chile-Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile-have purchased pari-mutuel wagering systems from New Haven, Conn.-based Sportech Racing, further strengthening the company's position in South America. Chile now joins Jockey Club Argentina and Jockey Club Peru as the third Sportech customer in South America deploying a Quantum System.

In 2011, Sportech Racing completed the upgrade of its Quantum System pari-mutuel wagering software and hardware to Jockey Club Argentina to provide centralized wagering processing for the 970 wagering terminals located at Hipodromo de San Isidro and over 300 agencies and off-track betting locations. Also in 2011, Jockey Club Peru began receiving central pari-mutuel processing services-including the ability to commingle with global pari-mutuel racing pools-from Sportech's Quantum Data Center located in Sacramento, Calif.

In Chile, Sportech's Quantum System pari-mutuel software and hardware supports wagering operations for the two major thoroughbred racetracks in Santiago, Chile-Club Hipico de Santiago and Sociedad Hipodromo Chile-which, in turn, provide totalizator services to the three other racetracks-Valparaiso Sporting Club, Club Hipico de Antofagasta and Club Hipico de Concepcion.

In addition to Quantum System, Sportech also delivered an interactive wagering platform consisting of an Interactive Voice Response phone wagering system and a customized Internet wagering website allowing the racetracks to extend online pari-mutuel wagering, information and unified account management services to more players in Chile. New equipment installed on wagering devices will allow players to access account wagering and services at the racetracks and off-track betting locations, as well as over the Internet or via telephone, with a single wagering account.

“Sportech Racing is pleased to provide our latest generation pari-mutuel wagering technologies to our customers in Chile,” said David Haslett, managing director of Sportech Racing. “Our company has long had a presence in South America and we view further expansion in this market to be key to our growth strategies. We are confident that both our Quantum System and our interactive wagering technologies will allow our South American customers to diversify their product offerings thereby reaching new players.”