“Given the current climate and our current preference for a discreet approach to marketing in general, we kindly request that you do not promote the bookmaker alongside this event. All profits generated from this event will be given to charity.”
Was the statement of many major bookmakers within the UK. We at Rowdie can not 100% confirm if all UK bookmakers have given up their profits, but there are strong signals that it is really the case.
In the recent corona crisis it is more than a significant gesture since 2,6 Million is a decent number that helps to fight the virus.
Potters Corner has won the 2020 Virtual Grand National after the huge annual event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many fans aren’t aware of it, but the Virtual Grand National has actually been running for the past three years. The fact the real event is cancelled this year means it is getting a lot more attention.
— The Virtual Grand National 2020 (@TheVirtualGN) April 5, 2020
In recent days, UK numbers on Monday morning show 47 806 total cases, 4 934 deaths with the latest record breaking increase of new cases from Sunday counting 5 903.