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Oregon Sports Betting

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.

Who regulates the Oregon sports betting industry?

The Oregon Lottery regulates the sports betting industry and oversees the collection of revenue and ensuring that the state’s licensed operators comply with the state’s gambling legislation.

Which legal sportsbooks are available in Oregon?

It’s a short list as there is currently only one of the state’s 8 tribal casino has taken advantage of the fact that existing gaming compacts allow for sports betting.

This means that the only place where Oregon gamblers can place a sports bet in person is at The Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. Owned and managed by the Siletz Tribe, the sportsbook launched on August 27th 2019.

There are currently no plans for any of the other tribal casinos to launch a competing retail sportsbook.

Sports betting apps in Oregon

The Oregon Lottery runs the state’s only online sports betting product which launched two months after the retail sportsbook at The Chinook Winds Casino Resort first opened.

The Lottery partnered with SBTech to launch its Scoreboard mobile app and website in October 2019. The app is available on both iOS and Android.

Despite the limitations of a single mobile betting option and only one retail sportsbook, the state regularly handles more than $20M in sports wagers each month.

As it stands, there are no plans to allow any other mobile sportsbook operators to enter the market, however, there have been rumours that DraftKings are in discussions with the state to take the reins from the Oregon Lottery much like IGT and Bally’s have in Rhode Island.

Daily Fantasy Sports in Oregon

Thanks to the state’s liberal attitude towards gaming, Daily Fantasy Sports contests has been available in Oregon for quite some time. For some, this is surprising given that some of its neighboring states have taken an anti-DFS stance.

The two main operators were DraftKings and FanDuel, but DraftKings has pulled its DFS operations from the state as it looks to take over the sports betting monopoly from the Oregon Lottery.

This means that FanDuel is now the undisputed king of DFS in Oregon.

What about online poker in Oregon?

Since there are no commercial casinos in the state and lawmakers have worked hard to ensure that sports betting is a state-controlled monopoly, it’s hard to envisage online poker becoming legal at any point in the near future. Add to that the fact that the state has a relatively low population and many within government might see legislation as a waste of time as a regulated industry is unlikely to raise too many tax dollars.

Traffic sharing compacts with other small states could be a viable option to increase revenue from a regulated industry but it remains to be seen if lawmakers would agree.

Oregon sports betting frequently asked questions

  • How old do you need to be to place a bet in Oregon?

    You must be 21 years of age or older to place a wager in Oregon.

  • Is mobile sports betting legal in Oregon?

    Yes, mobile sports betting is legal and available through the Oregon Lottery's Scoreboard app and website.

  • Where can I place a bet in-person in Oregon?

    There is only one retail sportsbook in Oregon located in The Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City.

  • Can I bet on college sports in Oregon?

    You can place bets on college sports at the state's retail sportsbook but not on the mobile app.

  • Can I use the Scoreboard app when out of state?

    No, you must be located in Oregon to make bets via the Scoreboard app.

  • Do I need to be a resident of Oregon to use the Scoreboard app?

    No, you just need to be located within the state to use the app or website.