Oregon Lottery Offers Bets “For the Swifties” During Super Bowl
Salem, Ore. (February 7, 2024) – Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl for the plays on the field or to see Taylor Swift, fans have a variety of fun wagers available through the Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings Sportsbook.
For this year’s match up of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, DraftKings Sportsbook has a series of themed bets “for the Swifties” that relate to Taylor Swift songs. For instance, “Shake It Off” allows you to bet on whether the 49ers or the Chiefs will score first. The “Wildest Dream” wager calls for Travis Kelce to score the first and last touchdown of the game.
Oregon Lottery debuted sports betting in October 2019 and since that time, a total of $1.75 billion has been wagered. Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting Products Manager Kerry Hemphill said the Super Bowl is the most popular American sporting event for wagering.
“The fanfare and celebrities at this event generate the most interest in sports betting we see all year,” said Hemphill. “The ‘Taylor’ effect may also result in more casual sports betters taking a chance to have fun.”
“Prop bets” are another Super Bowl betting option that fall outside of traditional game plays. This year, prop bets range from who wins the coin toss to whether there’s a scorigami (a score that’s never happened before). A few other examples of prop bets offered this year include:
- What color will the Gatorade be that is dumped on the winning coach?
- Who will be the game’s MVP?
- Will defenses hold up for a scoreless quarter?
During last year’s Super Bowl, Oregon players placed nearly 307,000 bets through DraftKings Sportsbook, with wagers totaling $5.3 million. The player with the biggest win of the day in 2023 collected over $21,000 on a bet placed for $350 by correctly choosing three consecutive league winners, ending with the Super Bowl.
You must be 21 years or older to place a sports wager in Oregon. Oregon Lottery reminds players to utilize the Responsible Gaming features within the DraftKings app, such as setting wager limits or cool off periods. For more information on making changes to your gambling and other helpful resources visit Oregon Problem Gambling Resource at opgr.org or call 1-877-MYLIMIT to chat or text with a certified counselor. Help is free, confidential and it works.
To play Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings Sportsbook or for more detail about wagers offered during the game, go to https://www.oregonlottery.org/sports/.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $15.5 billion for economic development, public education, outdoor school, state parks, veteran services, and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.
SOURCE: Oregon Lottery.Tags: Oregon Lottery, Taylor Swift