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New York-listed Scientific Games has lauded the performance of its OpenBet sportsbook platform after processing more than 177 million bets during the FIFA World Cup.

The company said that its market-leading sportsbook offering from subsidiary SG Digital served millions of bettors during the tournament, which concluded on July 15th, peaking at 18,000 bets per minute from a single operator.

It also highlighted the strength of the in-play betting options offered, which resulted in "unprecedented bets per minute" on the platform.

"The World Cup is an undeniably popular event with global impact, and we're glad to see our partners perform so well," said Keith O'Loughlin, SVP sportsbook and platforms at SG Digital.

"Factors such as favourable time zone, own nation's participation and some of the favourites being beaten out early on have led to a great success story with our European customers, with some seeing peaks over 200 percent as compared to a normal Premier League Saturday," he said.

"In proud partnership with operators, SG Digital's OpenBet ensured the scale and flex required to ensure a truly entertaining experience for the punters.".

Shares in Scientific Games Corp. (NSQ:SGMS) closed in New York Thursday down 0.93 per cent at $48.05 per share.