SBC News Toals upgrades NI shops to Racing Post BSD systems

Toals upgrades NI shops to Racing Post BSD systems

Northern Irish bookmaker Toals has confirmed plans to ‘accelerate its print-to-digital transition’ by upgrading its betting shop displays (BSD) to Racing Post Digital systems. 

The upgrade will see all Toals NI betting shops fitted with Racing Post’s interactive touchscreen displays, offering customers in-depth and accurate data, information and content across all sports and horseracing fixtures (UK and international).

Further in-store benefits will see Racing Post’s BSDs provide Toals’ racing customers with exclusive race verdicts and predictors so that punters can make informed wagering decisions.   

Toals confirmed that Racing Post BSDs have been initially rolled out across its three estates of Ballymena, Portadown and its flagship store in Belfast. 

Backing the upgrade, CEO Gary Toals said: “At Toals we pride ourselves on our tech-led approach and we’re delighted to join Racing Post on their print-to-digital transition. We’ve always considered ourselves leaders in tech-led betting shops and we’re excited to roll out these new Racing Post screens for horseracing punters.’’

Racing Post displays have been a mainstay for bookmakers since their launch more than 20 years ago with the retail product undertaking yearly enhancements throughout the course of its history.

In 2020, Racing Post upgraded its BSD systems with ‘Raspberry Pi’ technology, allowing clients to engage in set-and-forget configurations providing quicker screen load times and further cost-effective interactions for partners.   

Alan Pepperell, Retail Director of Racing Post, added: “The past few years have seen a shift in focus for the overall retail landscape. If you look at the high street, most stores are now becoming tech-driven and we know bookmakers are no different.

“Our newspaper and Betting Shop Display have been staples for bookmakers over the past 20 years and we are delighted now to be at the forefront of this digital transition with our new interactive screens. 

“As always, Gary and his team at Toals are leading the tech race with the displays they already have in store. We’re delighted to be rolling out our number one product in his new stores.”

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