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UK betting operators will donate Virtual Grand National profits to NHS

By Gavin Dank - Contributor
6 months ago

Members of the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council announced that all profits from the upcoming Virtual Grand National event will be donated to NHS. The Virtual Grand National will be broadcasted on ITV1 at 5:15 pm on Saturday 4th March.

Being the first event where there is no space left for real sports competitions, major bookmakers hoping this Saturday’s Virtual Grand National will match the real thing and motivate punters to participate. The winning bettors will be paid out by bookmakers, who don’t want to be perceived as profit makers in these sensitive times. All bookmakers will have the same betting terms and prices with the maximum bet being limited to £10. The profits will be donated to the NHS to help them fight the coronavirus crisis. The NHS recently constructed a Nightingale Hospital London, a special field hospital within the ExCeL arena as the front line in the battle against the pandemic.

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