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Land and online betting firm NYX Gaming announced this week that it processed 24 million bets for the UK horseracing event the Grand National, an all-time record.
The bets were facilitated via the group's OpenBet platform, and at its peak the group move 68,000 bets per minute. 76% of all wagers were placed via mobile devices, but desktops and other platforms also saw heavy wagering. The Grand National Race is one of the UK's oldest horse races, as its been held since 1839. The race is 4 miles, 514 yards, and the race had a purse of £1,000,000 this year.
Speaking about his company's success NYX CEO Matt Davey said, "The Grand National is a major event for our UK customers and months of preparation precedes the day itself. 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.
"With a peak of 68,000 bets per minute and a total of 24 million bets in 24 hours, we demonstrated the vast scale of the OpenBet platform and the power of our 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."