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Scientific Games' sportsbook platform OpenBet has reported a record number of bets at this year's Grand National festival in the United Kingdom.

SG Digital's sportsbook processed more than 34m bets across all channels over the three-day day horse race meeting, which took place last weekend in Liverpool.

The supplier said it processed a peak of 20,000 per minute for a single operator during the meeting, a 23 per cent increase on 2017, with over 220m account transactions handled over the course of the festival.

"The Grand National is one of the most crucial events in the sporting calendar for our UK customers," said Keith O'Loughlin, senior vice president sportsbook and platforms at SG Digital. "The excellent performance of the OpenBet platform reinforces our continued focus on delivering a quality user and customer experience on a day where the scale of transactions are uniquely intense.

"The strength and dependability of our technology in handling a high flow of transactions is demonstrated year on year across the leading sportsbooks in the UK, and our customers rest assured with the stable platform that OpenBet provides.

"SG Digital's OpenBet sportsbook continues to improve its offering and enhancing every aspect of our proven products and services as we maintain our image as the sports betting industry's premier technology provider," he added.

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NSQ:SGMS) closed up 8.55 per cent at US$49.50 per share in New York Wednesday.