September 1 2017 – LONDON, NYX Gaming Group (TSX-V: NYX), the market-leading end-to-end supplier and technology provider to sports betting and gaming operators across the globe, handled record numbers of boxing bets and stakes via its OpenBet platform leading up to and during the fight between UFC champion Conor McGregor and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather on Saturday August 26th in Las Vegas.
The record saw Mayweather vs. McGregor yield an increase of 530% in total stakes and 375% in total number of bets over the previous record betting fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
Eighty-five percent of bets placed were in favour of Irish underdog McGregor. While the total stakes were £1 million higher for Mayweather. The average bet piled on by McGregor supporters was £20 while the smart money was placed on Mayweather with an average bet six times higher at £120.
Keith O’Loughlin, Executive Vice President OpenBet commented, “OpenBet proved again that the platform we offer to operators can scale to cover very significant spikes of business. The resilience and scalability of OpenBet allows us to smash previous records with confidence and we continuously offer our customers a great experience 24×7 when it matters most. OpenBet, our customers, punters, Mayweather and McGregor all came out winners on one of the biggest fights in history – that’s pretty unique!”
The bout was one of the most highly-viewed fights ever with PPV and TV revenue expected to have broken the $400m barrier. With the historic fight now firmly in the record books all eyes turn towards Canelo Alvarez who is set to take on middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the sold-out superfight showdown in Las Vegas on September 17th.
For more information, please contact:
Keith O’Loughlin | EVP OpenBet, NYX Gaming Group Limited – [email protected]
Tresilian Segal | VP Marketing, NYX Gaming Group Limited – [email protected] +44 20 3249 8109
About NYX Gaming Group:
NYX Gaming Group Limited is a leading digital gaming provider, headquartered in Las Vegas, USA, with a staff of more than 1,000 employees globally. NYX delivers added value by adhering to the highest standards of customer service, probity, and responsibility.
It has one of the broadest distribution bases in the industry, with over 200 unique customers. The award-winning NYX OGS™ (Open Gaming System), which allows licensees to leverage the best-of-breed, multi-vendor casino content from around the world, is acknowledged to be the industry’s market-leading gaming offering. From its own studios and a broad partner network of the most innovative third-party suppliers, NYX offers customers the widest portfolio of content available, with access to over 2,000 game titles, via OGS™.
NextGen Gaming, NYX’s content studio group is one of the world’s leading independent suppliers of innovative games to the gambling industry. Under the brands of NextGen, Game360, Side City and BetDigital, the NextGen Gaming group create and deliver exceptional slot games with proven performance and game longevity for partners and players, providing end-to-end support across all services.
In addition, NYX’s award winning sports betting division OpenBet is utilised and trusted by leading sportsbook operators, with its scale and performance world-renowned. The OpenBet sportsbook processed more than two billion bets and broke new records at the 2017 Grand National, where it processed 68,000 peak bets-per-minute.
NYX Gaming Group Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol NYX.
For more information about the group visit: www.nyxgaminggroup.com