As part of its bettering mission, TABtouch has unveiled a brand new $2.4 million LED ‘SuperScreen’ at Ascot Racecourse, Perth Racing’s home of Group One thoroughbred racing.
Funded by TABtouch, the new addition consists of 160 individual screens, forming one big ‘SuperScreen’ that measures at 28.5m wide and 11m high, making it one of the largest of its kind in Australasia.
The new screen will replace the existing TAB transportable vision screen, which in comparison measures at nine meters long and four meters high, and the infield semaphore data board used to display provisional dividends and results after each race, which measures at 10 meters wide and three meters high.
“TABtouch is committed to bettering the betting experience for our customers and to better Western Australian racing,” said Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) CEO, Richard Burt.
“The dynamic and contemporary infield screen will display both live racing vision and associated wagering information to enhance the on-course experience for patrons and racing industry stakeholders.”
The State’s racing industry is funded via the profits made by the Western Australian TAB together with income generated via WA Race Bets Levy from national wagering operators.
For the 2017/18 financial year, RWWA contributed $162M in funding to the Western Australian racing and sporting industry, and $24.4M in funding towards its racing and integrity services, a total increase of $7M from the previous financial year.
“This project is just one example of how placing your bet with TABtouch, helps to fund a better racing industry here in Western Australia.”
Patrons will be able to experience the full effects of the screen at today’s WA Oaks Day at Ascot Racecourse, where it will be used for the first time during a race meeting.