William Hill, Entain, and Flutter Benefit from OpenBet’s Record-Breaking Performance at Grand National 2024

At this year’s Grand National Festival, OpenBet, a distinguished content, platform, and service provider in the sports betting sector, achieved remarkable results by processing an impressive peak of 101,000 bets per minute. This figure reflects a significant 21% increase compared to the previous year.

The 2024 edition of the iconic race, held at Aintree, witnessed jockey Paul Townend clinching his inaugural Grand National victory aboard joint-favorite I Am Maximus. Throughout the horse racing festival, OpenBet’s robust betting engine efficiently managed account transactions for leading operators like William Hill, Entain, and Flutter, ensuring a seamless betting experience for their clientele.

Despite a reduced field size of 34 runners in the flagship race, betting interest remained remarkably high across the three-day festival, solidifying its status as one of the busiest horse racing events of the year.

Notable highlights from OpenBet’s performance for its clients include:

  • 101,000 peak bets per minute (BPM), marking a notable 21% increase compared to 2023.
  • 3,000 peak bets per second, reflecting a substantial 34% surge from the previous year.
  • 397 million account transactions processed, showcasing a commendable 3% increase compared to 2023.
  • The average Win and Each Way stake stood at £5.42.
  • Achieving 100% uptime, ensuring uninterrupted service delivery throughout the festival.

Florian Diederichsen, CTO at OpenBet, said: “We continue to deliver record-breaking results at OpenBet, across some of the world’s major sporting events.

“This year, the Grand National continued to attract extraordinary levels of bettors. With an average win and each way stake being £5.42, any downtime would have risked £100,000s of lost turnover. However, our operator partners were able to deliver a seamless betting experience for the historical event with the support of our highly experienced team, and industry-leading technology. We look forward to delivering even more success during the summer of sport ahead.”

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