OpenBet handles record Grand National surge

OpenBet handles record Grand National surge

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Totally Gaming

Gambling software provider OpenBet has reported that it handled a record 19.3 million bets on the day of the Grand National.

The 24-hour period over last Saturday was the omni-channel supplier’s busiest of the year, with some 45,000 bets processed every minute at peak time.

OpenBet, which processes transactions for the likes of William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power saw a total of 54 million account transactions over the course of the day, which was an increase of 24 per cent from last year's Aintree showpiece.

The 2015 Grand National also saw an increase in the percentage of bets that were placed on mobile devices, with an average of 63 per cent of all remote bets being made via the channel, which was up from 54 per cent in 2014.

OpenBet chief executive Jeremy Thompson-Hill said that the power and reliability of the company's platform meant that it was able to accommodate the surge in activity and support its growing partner eco-system without any downtime.

“The Grand National is a critical event for our customers. It places huge demands on our industry and once again we have shown that OpenBet has the ability to handle the most important events seamlessly,” said Thompson-Hill.

“I am both thrilled and proud of our performance – a peak of 45,000 bets-per-minute and total of 19,300,000 bets in 24 hours demonstrates the vast scale of our business. We enabled our customers to offer the quality of service and experience that players demand.”


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