Oregon Lottery’s sportsbook continues growth as sport returns

As reported by iGB, strong performance of soccer, mixed martial arts (MMA) and table tennis has seen the revenue and handle growth of the Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered sportsbook app, Score Board, continue into June.

Table tennis proved once again to be the most popular sport, and although it failed to match its $3.8m May total, its June posting of $2.8m was enough to bring the total turnover for the offering up by 8.2% month-over-month to $7.9m.

Regarding the other sports, the return of European soccer leagues such as the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga saw a month-on-month rise of 93.8% to $1.9m, with MMA registering $1.0m. 

Additionally, the return of traditional US sports such as the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball also resulted in growth for the vertical with players staking $794,622 on basketball in June, and a further $439,388 on baseball.

The platform also saw a 30.1% improvement on the previous month in regards to revenue generated post player winnings, with the sportsbook app posting $777,903.

Despite its popularity in terms of wagers made, table tennis came in third with revenues of $178,579, with MMA coming second having posted $205,695 and soccer generating the most income as it accounted for $239,360 of the total.

It was also revealed that throughout the month the lottery’s platform attracted 7,782 unique active players who in turn placed 258,565 bets, at an average value of $30.64.

Moreover, in-play betting proved to be the most popular mode of wagering accounting for $4.5m of stakes, compared to $3.4m for pre-match bets, however, in terms of revenue, pre-match bets accounted for $461,181, while in-play totalled at $316,721.