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 bettingexpert.com.
With more than 35 million bets expected to have been placed on the Grand National alone, bettingexpert.com 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 bettingexpert.com figures revealed that bookmakers finished the Cheltenham Festival down £3.21 per customer.