Scientific Games’ OpenBet sports betting platform recorded a total of 37.4m bets during last weekend’s Aintree Grand National festival.

The supplier's sportsbook customers processed 239m account transactions over the three-day event, an 8 per cent increase over the previous year, with bets per minute climbing 25 per cent to 25,000.

A total of 37.4m bets were placed during the festival, including 14.5m bets placed on the showcase Grand National race on Saturday, which was won by Tiger Roll for the second consecutive year.

“The Grand National consistently showcases the power and scale of the betting industry, as evidenced by the top-notch performance of our teams and technology,” said Keith O’Loughlin, senior vice president of sportsbook for SG Digital. “Our sportsbook gives customers the assurance to continue growing their offering and player base while maintaining a stable solution that offers unmissable player experiences.

“This is monumental scale in comparison to peaks seen by online retailers through key shopping events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Our transactions outpaced the performance by the world’s leading online retailer on Cyber Monday, as reported by Hitwise, by more than twice - a testament to our solid technology platform. We’re thrilled to support our customers with a world-class product during such massively popular events.”

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NYQ:SGMS) closed down 8.74 per cent at $19.94 per share in New York Monday.

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