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2014-08-06 08:42:03

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), announced today that it will deliver a wide range of Sportech's newest technologies for wagering to the patrons of the renowned Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, Illinois. In addition to supplying totalisator and related services over a 10-year period, Sportech will supply Hawthorne Race Course with a full suite of digital and land-based betting technologies, including the G4...

2014-05-05 04:22:41

ATLANTA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, (LSE: SPO), will feature the latest technologies for digital pari-mutuel wagering at the 35(th) Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong. During this global racing forum organized by the Asian Racing Federation, Sportech will showcase new wagering products designed to significantly improve the consumer experience and allow licensed racing operators to expand distribution and offer new wagering...

2009-12-03 10:05:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation ("NYC OTB") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized it to file a petition for adjustment of its debts under chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. NYC OTB is developing a transformational business plan which, if implemented, would make necessary changes with respect to NYC OTB's business model and position NYC OTB for future...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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