United Tote Company installs new Totalisator System at the Hipodromo Miguel Salem Dibo racetrack in Ecuador

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Contact: Vanessa Pena, Senior Director International Business Development, United Tote


LOUISVILLE, KY. (July 6, 2015) – United Tote, a leading supplier of pari-mutuel accounting services, totalisator systems, equipment and technology that processes wagers and payouts at facilities worldwide, announced Hipodromo Miguel Salem Dibo racetrack has made a significant investment to modernize its pari-mutuel wagering technology by purchasing the latest United Tote totalisator system equipment and software.  The long-term deal between the track and United Tote paves the way for Miguel Salem Dibo to offer new wager types, commingle with international racetracks, and significantly enhance the Ecuadorian bettor’s wagering experience.

Santiago Salem Barakat, President of Hipodromo Miguel Salem Dibo, stated, “The Miguel Salem Dibo racetrack has been operating since 1980 and we are eager to start this next chapter.  We believe the new technology, along with the support from United Tote, will be the starting point for a thriving Ecuadorian racing community.  Opening up our wagering pools will result in increased handle and will benefit the Ecuadorian racing community in general. Ecuador’s breeding has been greatly improved recently and it only makes sense to support it by offering a better product, more competitive racing and purse levels which in turn benefit jockeys, trainers, caretakers, owners, as well as the local economy.”

Nate Simon, President of United Tote stated, “We are flattered that Hipodromo Miguel Salem Dibo chose us as a partner in their efforts to grow the Ecuadorian pari-mutuel market.  Our innovative wagering technology provides their operation the reliability, security and transparency that the Ecuadorian racing fan and the international industry as a whole desires.”

Hipodromo Miguel Salem Dibo has been running on the new United Tote system for over a month now, and is a clear example of United Tote’s continued commitment to Latin American racing.


United  Tote,  wholly  owned  subsidiary  of  Churchill  Downs  Incorporated,  is  a  leading supplier  of totalisator  systems,  services  and  equipment, pari-mutuel  settlement  services, and  technology  that processes wagers and payouts, and is a provider of pari-mutuel tote services to racing operations such as leading  racetracks  Arlington  International,  Churchill  Downs,  Keeneland,  Canterbury  Park and  The Fairgrounds.  United Tote designs, manufactures and operates pari-mutuel wagering systems for more than 150 racing companies and numerous OTB facilities in North America and around the world.  Each hardware and software component, while a leader in its own right, was developed for deployment as part of a comprehensive wagering system to increase player satisfaction, attract new customers and decrease the costs of operation.

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