Content, platform and service provider for the sports betting industry OpenBet has reported processing 101,000 peak bets per minute at the UK’s 2024 Grand National Festival.


This record-breaking figure represents a year-on-year increase of 21 per cent, and breaks down to 3,000 peak bets per minute.

There were 397m account transactions – a three per cent increase on 2023 – with 100 per cent uptime.

"We continue to deliver record-breaking results at OpenBet, across some of the world’s major sporting events, said Florian Diederichsen, CTO at OpenBet

“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.”