Published: January 10, 2021

Table tennis outpaced baseball and hockey in wagering on Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard app in 2020

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“The Big Four” of professional sports leagues in the United States are the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and NHL.

Not true of the big four sports that attracted the most betting money on the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard app in 2020 out of more than $218 million wagered:

First is basketball at $70,622,322. Second is football at $53,869,591. Third is soccer at $24,843,983. And fourth?

Table tennis at $21,105,652.

Baseball came in fifth at $16,956,942, while ice hockey was eighth at $6,610,076.

The Scoreboard app has seen tremendous growth since it launched in October 2019.

From October to December of that year it brought in $45,272,477 in bets, with a gross profit of $2,924,428. During the same period in 2020, it took $81,482,414 in bets with a gross profit of $9,918,246. And its profit margin jumped from 6.46% to 12.17%.

And this is still without college sports on the table.

Matt Holt, president of U.S. Integrity, a Las Vegas company that monitors betting behavior , described Russian table tennis to ESPN as “a controlled Wild West in the U.S.”

Though table tennis ranks No. 4 in Oregon in bets handled, it ranked No. 1 in average bet amount at $51.54 in 2020.

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