NYX Gaming Group sets new Grand National record with 68,000 peakbets-per-minute

More than 24 million sports bets placed in 24 hours through OpenBet platform

11th April 2017 (LAS VEGAS, USA) – NYX Gaming Group (TSX-V: NYX), the market-leading end-to-end supplier and technology provider to sportsbetting and gaming operators across the globe, handled 24 million sports bets across all channels, via its OpenBet platform, on the day of the Grand National.

The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 68,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday, 8th April 2017 – an increase of 10% from 2016. In addition, OpenBet processed a total of 74 million account transactions; an uplift of 22% from 12 months ago.

The 2017 Grand National also saw an increase in the percentage of bets that were placed on mobile devices, with an average of 76% of all remote bets being made via the channel.

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 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. I am very proud of our performance on Saturday.”

Chris McCoy, Head of Sports Integration of Paddy Power Betfair, said: “Grand National day is by far the busiest day of the year for any bookmaker. We have to deliver a best-in-class player experience across all channels. Saturday was fantastic for us, and the reliability and performance of OpenBet’s sportsbook was a key part of that success."

Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “OpenBet’s efforts over the past couple of months, and on Saturday itself, have helped us prepare for and achieve yet another record breaking Grand National result. Expectations are always high and, once again, another flawless execution was delivered with great stability.”

Last month, OpenBet achieved record Cheltenham Festival figures when it handled 35,000,000 total sports bets and 227,000,000 account transactions during the four days of the 2017 festival.

For more information about the NYX Gaming Group, please contact:

Olivia Gillibrand
Head of Group Media Relations
olivia.gillibrand@openbet.com