Bookmakers 'made at least £75m' on Grand National Saturday

By Gareth Bracken
UK bookmakers are likely to have made over £75m profit on Grand National day at the weekend, according to data from sports-betting social network

With more than 35 million bets expected to have been placed on the Grand National alone, estimates that the bookies took home at least £75m on the Saturday.

Operator profit for the day stood at £2.84 per person, based on aggregated data from "major UK bookmakers".

It was also revealed that bookies made a profit of over £16 per customer across the three-day Aintree meeting.

Friday's Ladies Day led the way with £11 per person, compared to £2.33 on the Thursday and the £2.84 on Saturday.

Average bets per user across the three-day Grand National stood at 7.5 for the first day, 10.3 for the second and 7.9 for the third.

Average stake per bet ranged from £9.10-£9.20.

Last month figures revealed that bookmakers finished the Cheltenham Festival down £3.21 per customer.

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