Oregon’s sports betting industry launched on August 27th 2019. This was just over a year after the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was unconstitutional lifting the federal ban on sports betting.
The state was in a unique position to launch sports betting without the need for new legislation as the existing laws contained language that allowed for sports wagers. This meant that the state’s tribal casinos were permitted to open retail sportsbooks without the need to renegotiate gaming compacts.
The Oregon Lottery regulates the sports betting industry and also runs the state’s only online sports betting products which launched two months after retail sportsbooks first opened. There are no plans to allow any other mobile sportsbook operators to enter the market.