Records are meant to be broken. And OpenBet has done exactly that.
We’re told that the world’s leading omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry handled some 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels.
“The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year,” a statement sent to MGW reads. “At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016 – an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total of 60.5 million account transactions; an uplift of 14% from 12 months ago.”
The 2016 Grand National also saw an increase in the percentage of bets that were placed on mobile devices, with an average of 75% of all remote bets being made via the channel; up from 63% in 2015.
CEO Jeremy Thompson-Hill said that the power and reliability of the OpenBet platform meant that it was able to accommodate the surge in activity across all channels 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 in a written statement to media. “I am both thrilled and proud of our performance – a peak of 62,000 bets-per-minute and total of 22 million bets in 24 hours demonstrates the vast scale of our business and the power of our technology. It enabled our customers to offer the quality of service and experience that players demand.”