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Oregon betting revenue exceeds $30m in 2021

| By Nosa Omoigui
Oregon Lottery has recorded gaming revenue figures of $30.4m for the entirety of 2021, representing a 51.2% increase on the previous year.

Via the DraftKings-operated Scoreboard App, 9.8 million bets were placed across the year – up from 7.1 million in 2020. This led to turnover of $331.6m, up 52.0% from the previous year.

Basketball continued to be the most popular sport among bettors across 2021. A total of 3.6 million basketball bets were placed during the year, generating $138.6m of turnover and $12.7m of revenue – up 96.3% and 176.1% respectively.

American football was the next most popular, attracting 2.2 million bets. American football turnover came to $62.4m while revenue amounted to $6.8m.

There were also more than one million bets placed on baseball and association football during 2020, with both reaching 1.1 million. Baseball had higher turnover – $40.2m compared to $32.0m – while association football’s $3.0m revenue figure was higher than baseball’s $2.5m.

During December, gaming revenue came to $2.6m – down from $4.4m in November. Turnover increased 3.1% month on month to $33.7m, while the number of bets placed dropped 8.0% to 923,793.

Basketball revenue increased 30.0% month-on-month to $1.3m. The most bets were placed on American football during December – 380,492.

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