- Sportech said it has enjoyed a positive start to 2016, trading in line with management expectations, having made some significant operational improvements and seen a number of new customer wins.

On May 4, Sportech noted that Court of Appeal Judges ruled unanimously in our favour in the Group's appeal case relating to a GBP97m VAT repayment claim on the "Spot the Ball" game.

Following this ruling, on May 13, HMRC informed Sportech that it has asked the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision.

"Sportech has been advised that it should expect to hear whether HMRC have been granted the right to appeal by the Court of Appeal within two weeks," the company said in a statement.

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