Scientific Games processed more than 177 million bets across all channels during the 2018 World Cup through OpenBet, SG Digital’s sportsbook.

Scientific Games Digital’s technology during the competition highlighted the OpenBet stability and performance amidst high volume global sporting events.

The number of sports bets placed per minute through the OpenBet platform for a single sportsbook operator peaked at 18,000. This year’s World Cup was exceptionally eventful with favourites such as Germany eliminated early, a high number of penalties, own goals and punters turning their attention to new teams.

Operators saw unprecedented bets per minute through in-play betting experiences enabled by the OpenBet platform.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP sportsbook and platforms at SG Digital, said: “The World Cup is an undeniably popular event with global impact, and we’re glad to see our partners perform so well. Factors such as a favourable time zone, own nation’s participation and some of the favourites being beaten out early on have led to a great success story with our European customers, with some seeing peaks over 200 per cent as compared to a normal Premier League Saturday. In partnership with operators, Scientific Games Digital’s OpenBet ensured the scale and flex required to ensure a truly entertaining experience for the punters.”