The English Grand National race achieved a record-breaking number of participation.
UK.- British supplier of omni-channel sports betting platform, OpenBet, released the data about the Grand National race held in England on Saturday 9th. The company announced that in its busiest day of the year, operators handled over 62,000 bets per minute.
Jeremy Thompson-Hill, CEO of OpenBet, explained that the Grand National is a “critical event” for English players. The executive assured that the brand rose to the occasion with its unique abilities to handle “the most important events seamlessly.” He also highlighted that the results “demonstrate the vast scale of the business and the power of OpenBet’s technology.”
The shown data shows a 27 percent of increment in the amount of bets set in comparison with 2015. Furthermore, the total of wagers was 60.5 million, 14 percent more than the year before. The 2016 edition of the Grand National increased the mobile betting, covering 75 percent of the total amount of transactions.
“The day of the Grand National is by far the busiest day of the year for any bookmaker. We have to deliver a best-in-class player experience across all channels. Saturday was fantastic for us, and the reliability and performance of OpenBet sportsbook was a key part of that success,” concluded Keith O’Loughlin, sportsbook director of OpenBet customer, Gala Coral.