An online sweepstake generator has been created for the Virtual Grand National which will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at 17:00 BST.
The sweepstake has been created by Degree 53, specialists in UX, design and software development.
Every year, the Grand National sweepstake is part of the office life in Britain, and this year should be no different. Degree 53 is offering an opportunity for everyone to run their own sweepstakes to take part in the event and raise funds for the NHS.
Offices working remotely, that won’t have the ability to draw a sweepstake with their colleagues, can use the website for free to pick a horse for everyone in the office.
Inspired Entertainment and UK bookmakers are bringing the Virtual Grand National to British viewers as the actual event was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative is backed by Betting and Gaming Council members. While the bookmakers will be taking bets, they have agreed a strict code of ethics and are donating all profits to support the NHS during the COVID-19 combat.
Andrew Daniels, Managing Director at Degree 53 comments: “The Grand National is a part of our great nation’s DNA. It’s fantastic that the Virtual Grand National will be running on Saturday. Not only will it boost everyone’s morale, but it will also raise funds for our NHS Heroes. The office sweepstake is equally part and parcel of the event, and we wanted to make sure that this could continue, which is why we are happy to bring it to the public. While offices are now all working from home, things like this can easily be done remotely and it’s something that can bring people together during these difficult times.”
The Virtual Grand National sweepstake can be accessed https://sweepstake.degree53.com
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