Bookmakers Technology Consortium

A few words about us


The founding members have been working together on various technology projects since January 2007 although the company was only incorporated on 16th January 2008. Bookmakers Technology Consortium is a non profit making company limited by guarantee and does not have a share capital. The company has members rather than shareholders and the members do not share in the profits, if any, of the company.


The objective of the company is to assist independent bookmakers in the procurement and operation of new technology on the basis of best of breed solution on beneficial commercial terms. Membership will be open to any independent bookmaker based in the UK or Ireland.
The Consortium will use the joint buying power of all the members to negotiate advantageous deals with suppliers. All members will then be able to take advantage of these deals. The Consortium will primarily operate as a facilitator not as a service company.


The Consortium has in place an agreement with Optima Information Systems for the supply of a Betting Shop EPoS system together with internet and call centre software. Any bookmaker, no matter how small, can now take advantage of the Optima MGS EPoS system which uses Serverless tills.
We have been instrumental in negotiating for the supply to independent bookmakers of the Genus display system from 2DB. This system provides independent bookmakers with significantly more central control of their display systems than the previous screen display systems.
The BTC have an agreement in place with SIS for the provision of data at considerably lower cost than was previously available.
We supply a number of channels of virtual content under the "VIP" brand. VIP Racing, VIP Bingo and VIP Roulette are now supplied into over 400 betting shops in the UK and Ireland.
Through a content agreement with PA Media and a technology partnership with 2DB Ltd the BTC have begun to manage a digital newspaper service for betting shops in the UK and Ireland. This service is available to all independent betting shops not just those already taking BTC services.

The Directors

Ian Blackburn
Ian is the Finance Director of UK based Megabet Limited which operates a chain of 41 betting shops located throughout the UK.

Howard Chisholm
Howard is Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers, a family owned and run business which operates 35 betting shops in the North-East of England. He is also a Director of Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Services Limited and was a member of the Council of the Association of British Bookmakers until the association closed on 31st October 2019.

Michael Corbett
Michael is Managing Director of the Corbett group of companies, a family owned and run business based in Deeside which operates over 50 betting shops in Wales, the North-West and Yorkshire under the trading name of Corbettsports. The company also operates on-course at many of the major UK racetracks and has interests in the Bingo industry. In the past Michael has been a Director of BAGS Ltd and a member of the Council of the ABB.
Dominic Ford
Dominic is Managing Director of Roar Betting who operate a betting shop on the south coast of England. He is also Chairman of Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Services Ltd and was Vice-Chairman (Independents) at the ABB until the association closed on 31st October 2019.

Michael Haskett
Michael is Chief Operating Officer of Jennings Racing Ltd, trading as Jenningsbet. The company operates over 80 shops in London, the South East and the Midlands.

Julian Knight
Julian spent many years in the role of Joint Managing Director of Jennings Racing Ltd, trading as Jenningsbet, before retiring from that role in 2021. He has been involved in bookmaking since 1989 and is the third generation of the family to work in the business. The family have been operating betting shops since 1961.

Peter Moult
Peter Moult is the owner of Andy Peters Racing in the Leicestershire village of Whitwick.

Richard Peett
Richard is Managing Director of Joe Jennings Bookmakers Ltd which currently trades 14 Betting Offices in Harlow, Essex, Jersey and the Isle of Man. Richard has been involved in Retail Betting Shops for some 30 years having joined Joe Jennings from Ladbrokes in 2003.

Will Roseff
Will is the third generation of his family to be involved in bookmaking. H Backhouse (Baker Street) Limited has origins dating back to 1921. Will joined the company in 1979 which now trades as Backhousebet. The Head Office and Credit Office are based in Bradford on Avon, and the company currently trades 10 shops located in Bristol, Bath, and towns in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire. In addition to being Managing Director of Backhousebet, he is a founding director and minority shareholder of bet365 Group Ltd. He is a Director of BAGS, a past Chairman of the Bookmakers’ Committee to the Levy Board and was a member of the Council of the ABB until the association closed on 31st October 2019.