Oregon sports betting handle rises, but revenue drops

The sports betting handle for September set a new record in Oregon.
The sports betting handle for September set a new record in Oregon.

Scoreboard, the only sports betting platform in the state, experienced technical issues last month.

US.- Oregon’s sports betting handle increased by 1.3 per cent from August to September, but that didn’t equate to higher revenues.

The total sports betting handle for September was $26.2m, a record amount for the state.

There were 21 sports to bet on in the month. American football took the highest amount of bets, with a $7.2m handle.

Yet revenues fell 8.1 per cent from $1.66m in August to $1.53m.

Currently, bettors in Oregon are only able to place sports bets via the lottery-run Scoreboard app.

The app experienced technical problems preventing some customers from being able to access their accounts and place bets. A spokesperson from the Oregon Lottery said that the issue had been resolved.