OpenBet Powers Record-Breaking 100,000+ Peak Bets per Minute at Grand National 2024

Provider’s robust engine processed 397 million account transactions during top horse racing festival

16 April, 2024: OpenBet, a leading content, platform and service provider to the sports betting industry, has reported impressive results at this year’s Grand National Festival, processing 101,000 peak bets per minute, which represents an increase of 21% year-on-year.

The 2024 edition of the iconic race held at Aintree saw jockey Paul Townend secure his first Grand National win with joint-favourite I Am Maximus. During the horse racing festival, OpenBet’s robust betting engine powered the account transactions for market-leading operators such as William Hill, Entain and Flutter, delivering a seamless betting experience for their customers.

Despite a reduced field size of 34 runners during the flagship race, betting interest remained extremely high across the three-day festival, which remains one of the busiest horse races of the year.

Significant highlights across OpenBet’s customers included:

  • 101,000 peak bets per minute (BPM), 21% increase vs 2023
  • 3,000 peak bets per second, 34% increase vs 2023
  • 397 million account transactions, 3% increase vs 2023
  • Average Win and Each Way stake was £5.42
  • 100% uptime

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.”



About OpenBet

OpenBet is a world leader in sports betting entertainment. With over 25 years’ experience and a passion for innovation, OpenBet’s modular range of technology, content and services is entrusted by the globe’s biggest sports betting brands, lotteries, casinos and tribal operators. It is a leading business-to-business sports betting partner in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada, with a strong position in Europe and APAC. To date, OpenBet has over 75 global customers and a 100% uptime record across major sporting events.

OpenBet is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

The company has earned industry recognition through multiple award wins recently, including ‘Full-Service Platform Provider’ and ‘Sportsbook Platform Provider’ at EGR North America Awards 2023, ‘Platform Provider of the Year’ and ‘Land-Based Betting & Gaming Product’ at SBC North America Awards 2023, and ‘Sportsbook Platform Supplier’ at the EGR B2B Awards 2023.

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