Toronto-listed supplier NYX Gaming enjoyed another record performance on its OpenBet platform during the Grand National, processing 68,000 bets per minute at its peak last Saturday (April 8th).
The omni-channel betting platform handled 24m bets on the day of the major horse racing event, with the 24-hour period marking the supplier’s busiest of the year.
At its peak, the company processed 68,000 bets per minute during the day, an increase of 10 per cent versus the previous year.
“The Grand National is a major event for our UK customers and months of preparation precedes the day itself,” said NYX chief executive Matt Davey. “The race places huge demands on our industry and our key focus is enabling our customers to offer the quality of service and experience that players demand.”
Davey said that the performance had demonstrated the vast scale of the OpenBet platform and the power of the company’s technology.
“Amazon at its peak in 2016 handled 36,000 transactions per minute, which provides further context to the load and volumes that the platform handled over the Grand National,” he said. “I am very proud of our performance on Saturday.”
Paddy Power Betfair’s head of sports integration Chris McCoy said that the Grand National day was by far the busiest day of the year for any bookmaker.
“We have to deliver a best-in-class player experience across all channels,” he said. “Saturday was fantastic for us, and the reliability and performance of OpenBet’s sportsbook was a key part of that success."
Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint added: “OpenBet’s efforts over the past couple of months, and on Saturday itself, have helped us prepare for and achieve yet another record-breaking Grand National result. Expectations are always high and, once again, another flawless execution was delivered with great stability.”