Oregon records strong betting activity in November and December

The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting app ScoreBoard ended 2020 on a high note after reporting strong figures for November and December

According to figures from the Oregon Lottery, the ScoreBoard sports betting app generated $4.1m in gross gaming revenue in November setting a new record for the state.

This marked a new revenue record for the state, beating the previous record of $2.8m set in October 2020.

The ScoreBoard app managed to set this new revenue record despite reporting a drop in betting handle. In November, betting handle on the ScoreBoard app amounted to $25m, a 15.3% month-on-month drop on the $29.5m wagered in October.

The report shows that 823,483 bets were placed in November by 22,989 unique active users and the average wager amounted to $30.41.

Football was the popular sport to bet on in November with bettors in the state wagering $14.7m on the sport in November, which translated into $3.2m in revenue for the Lottery. Soccer was the second most popular sport to bet on with $3.8m in handle and $207,663 in revenue. 

Basketball took third place in November with $2.2m wagered on events and $166,415 in revenue.

December’s figures

Oregon’s December revenue dipped 24.4% month-on-month to $3.1m, however sports betting handle rose 8% to $27m.

More bets were also placed in December with the total number of bets placed rising to 843,235 across 21,998 users. The average amount wagered per bet also rose to $32 in December.

Football was once again the most popular sport to bet on in December with bettors wagering $12.3m on the sport, leaving ScoreBoard with $1.6m in revenue.

Basketball overtook Soccer to become the second most popular sport in December with $8.3m in bets and $753,698 in revenue. Soccer slipped to third place with the Lottery generating $358,752 from $3.1m in bets.

Sports betting in Oregon

In June 2019, the Oregon Lottery inked a contract with SBTech to power the Lottery’s online and land-based sports betting products. The Lottery and SBTech launched the sports betting platform Scoreboard in October, a month later than initially expected.

Prior to the launch of Scoreboard, bettors in the state were limited to using the land-based sportsbook at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln. The tribal casino launched sports betting in late August, and up until October, was the only legal sports betting option in the Beaver State.

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