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Record Breaker! Grand National 2017 sees NYX’s OpenBet platform hit new heights

NYX Gaming has reported a new record for its OpenBet sportsbook platform during last weekend’s Grand National as its subsidiary recorded 24 million sports bets across all channels on its sports betting client network.  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 …

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Catchpoint – Bookmakers ‘slow off the mark’ for 2017 Grand National

Analysis by Catchpoint has suggested that major UK online bookmakers ‘failed to deliver on web performance and digital experience’ at this year’s Grand National. The digital performance intelligence firm monitored the performance of top UK betting sites including bet365, Sky Bet, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power in the run-up to and on the day of the big race. Gamebookers trailed the field, …

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No Grand National cheer for bookmakers as One For Arthur brings Scots glory

It appears that bookmakers will be counting the cost of One For Arthur’s Grand National win this Saturday, as Scotland gains its first Aintree champion stud since Rubistic in 1979. Updating the media, William Hill detailed that it had taken circa £25 million in Grand National bets, however the company will likely be paying out to Scottish punters who cashed …

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Ladbrokes makes Grand National formula with Carol Vorderman

Vorderman - Grand National

Ladbrokes has joined forces with Carol Vorderman to help punters pick out a winner from the 40 horses lining up for this year’s Grand National. The Maths whizz and former Countdown co-host has worked with Ladbrokes – Rank 4/5 on Bookmaker Ratings – on a winning formula to help novice punters pick the first past the post from the runners and …

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Worldpay – Saturday’s Grand National could see double wagers for bookmakers

FTSE100 global payments provider Worldpay is predicting a bumper Grand National (Saturday 8 April Aintree) for bookmakers as new data reveals a staggering increase in betting activity during the world’s most prestigious steeplechase.  Presenting gambling data from the 2016 event shows that British bookies saw an astonishing 99% increase in online betting activity compared to an average week. Overall turnover on …

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Listen To The Man crowns successful day for bettingexpert

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We are hoping that 32Red enjoy better success at the Grand National this weekend, after Director of Brand & Acquisition Gerry Murray managed just a single short-price winner at Wincanton. Murray now assumes an unwanted position at the bottom of the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, which has been sponsored by the professional in-house and third party tipping service Betting Gods. It …

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32Red targets Wincanton winners in Grand National week

Tipster Challenge - AppBet

With just four weeks to go in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Gerry Murray is the latest expert to challenge AppBet’s Sarah Shannon for top spot. The Director of Brand & Acquisition for 32Red, the operator subject to an outright cash offer from Kindred Group, has provided expert tips for today’s seven race card at Wincanton. In …

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Coral hosts ‘SPLASH-IONAL’ ahead of this weekend’s Grand National

To celebrate this year’s Grand National, bookmaker Coral has staged its own aquatic version of the race at the Liverpool Water Sports Centre featuring six graceful flyboarders dressed as jockeys and holding model horses’ heads as they flew towards the finishing line. The 300m race, that took place beside the Mersey against a backdrop of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings, saw …

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Betway lands official Grand National betting partnership

Independent bookmaker, Betway has signed a seven-figure three-year deal with Aintree Racecourse to become the official betting partner of this year’s Grand National Festival, to be held on Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th April. Increasing its profile withing UK racing, Betway adds the high coverage sponsorship to its existing sports portfolio which includes sponsorship of  the Champion Chase at the …

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UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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