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Coral to donate Virtual Grand National profits to NHS charity

The Virtual Grand National will be live on ITV this Saturday

Coral have united with Britain’s leading bookmakers in pledging to donate any profits from Saturday’s Virtual Grand National to NHS Charities Together.

This year’s Grand National may have been cancelled, but the Virtual Grand National will still be screened live on ITV this weekend. 

All bookmaker profits will be donated to NHS Charities Together, in line with the industry-agreed policy. NHS Charities Together represents over 140 NHS charities, which collectively contribute £1 million a day to support the NHS’ work.

“Normally now we’d be building up to the biggest betting day of the year, with the nation looking forward to having a flutter on the big race this Saturday, but clearly more important and serious events have rightly put that on hold in 2020,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“However, the Virtual Grand National means people can still get involved in something fun this weekend, and while the two-time winner Tiger Roll won’t get a chance to complete the hat-trick for real until next year, he could become a virtual winner, and more importantly, there will be nothing virtual about any profits the betting industry raises for our amazing NHS at this vital time,” added Stevens.

Coral will take win and each-way bets on the race, with the first five places counting for each-way bets (at 1/5 odds). Customers can bet a maximum of £10 win or £10 each-way per horse.

The Virtual Grand National will be shown on ITV this Saturday at 17:00.