The Oregon Lottery saw more than 150,000 wagers through its Scoreboard sports betting app for Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.
The lottery has reported that those wagers accounted for nearly $3.5m, with the average bet coming in at approximately $23.
Oregon Lottery Sportsbook Product Manager, Tony Gallenbeck, said: “For the big game, there were more than 23,000 unique Scoreboard players. Players took home the largest share of dollars wagered, translating to nearly $700,000 in revenue generated by Scoreboard. The game also prompted nearly 1,500 new registrations on Sunday alone.”
The Scoreboard app offered its players a chance to not only pick which team they felt was going to win the game but plenty of proposition bets or novelty bets as well. Players could wager on everything from the number of yards specific players would get, to if there would be special teams or defensive touchdowns.
The lottery declared there were more than 3,500-coin toss ‘prop bets’, and more than 4,000 wagers on what colour the Gatorade would be that was poured on the winning coach.
Oregon Lottery’s Director, Barry Pack, added: “With the pandemic, it’s been a challenging year for all of us. Events like the Super Bowl provide not only a fun distraction, but also keeps sports betting dollars in Oregon for important state programs.”