United Tote Partners With Kentucky Technology Firm

Edited press release
United Tote, the gaming technology and tote provider, has signed Kentucky-based Exchange Unlimited as the exclusive sales contractor for a rapidly developing area of the world in the gaming and pari-mutuel sector.

United Tote has successfully introduced its Enterprise Wagering Solution at major racetracks in the United States and now plans to introduce the product around the world, according to a June 8 release. Exchange Unlimited will handle relations for United Tote in Mongolia, the Rostov region of southern Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Armenia.

Enterprise Wagering Solution includes a central processing function and new self-service wagering terminals that have touch screens with program information. The technology is in place at tracks such as Churchill Downs.

"Exchange Unlimited provides United Tote with the perfect interface with these overseas customers," Vic Harrison, director of North American sales for United Tote, said in a statement. "Internationally, we're seeing a strong interest in the development of a great pari-mutuel racing product. The long-term success of these various racing venues depends in part on offering their players the most technologically advanced wagering terminals and tote system."

Exchange Unlimited, headquartered in Lexington with additional directors in Chicago, is involved in import and export of services and goods including racetrack technology, infrastructure, and off-track wagering operations. The company, incorporated last year, is a partner in Asia Pacific, another Kentucky company that hopes to build racetracks in Mongolia.

"This is an exciting time to be involved in racing and gaming in what is one of the last frontiers for our sport," said William Coplen, president and chief executive officer of Exchange Unlimited. "We will be bringing pari-mutuel racing to Mongolia for the first time, as well as assisting existing racetracks in the former Soviet Union in bringing their operations to a new level of performance."

United Tote, based in Pennsylvania, has a research and development facility in California. The company said it employs more than 300 people in the U.S. and Canada.