Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation to launch Quebec's first electronic 50/50 raffle with technology from Bump 50:50

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ -- Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, announced today that they have been selected by the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation to provide the software and ancillary services for an electronic 50/50 raffle program to benefit its BLEU BLANC BOUGE program and other charitable initiatives.  This is the first such raffle to be offered by a professional sports franchise in Quebec, following recent key changes to charitable gaming laws in the province.

Bump 50:50, a leading provider of 50/50 raffles to the charitable foundations of major North American sports teams, will provide point-of-sale software, in French, as well as hardware and central processing services.  In addition, Bump 50:50 will deliver a slate of services designed to help maximize proceeds for the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation, including program design and coordination, sales team training, reporting, and data analytics.

Genevieve Paquette, Executive Director of the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation, said, "We are pleased to offer this entertaining raffle option to the fans who attend Montreal Canadiens games and happy to look to the expertise of Bump 50:50 to develop and execute the program.  We expect that our fans will welcome the opportunity to have a significant and direct impact on the charitable mission of the Foundation through their participation."

Dan Tanenbaum, President of Bump 50:50, stated, "We are very excited to expand our Canadian customer base with one of the original six hockey teams in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens, and to be in the position to support their Foundation.  As this is the team's first foray into the world of charitable raffles, our support program and deep knowledge of charitable raffle best practices will ensure that they are fully prepared to optimize the program and maximize the benefit to the foundation."

About Bump 50:50
Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing and Digital, provides the technologies and services to allow charitable foundations affiliated with professional sports teams to design, manage, execute, and promote 50/50 raffle programs.  50/50 raffles help charitable foundations of professional sports teams raise money for the charities they support, leveraging the excitement and passion of fans during live sporting events. Raffle winners and charities share the net raffle proceeds 50/50, making the fans and participating charities equal partners in the success of the program.  Bump is based in Toronto.  More information is available at www.bump5050.com.

About Sportech Racing and Digital:
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos.  In addition to the software, hardware and services that facilitate land-based pari-mutuel wagering, the division provides customized Internet, phone and mobile technologies and services as one of the largest digital wagering technology providers and operators in the U.S.  Through its Bump 50:50 division, Sportech Racing and Digital now provides technologies and services to allow charitable foundations affiliated with professional sports teams to design, manage, execute, and promote 50/50 raffle programs.  For more information about Sportech Racing and Digital, please visit www.sportech.net.

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Dan Tanenbaum
Dan.Tanenbaum@sportech.net 
+1 (416) 268-9399

Sportech Racing // Digital
Jennifer Conning
Jennifer.Conning@sportech.net
+1 (678) 427-3881

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