Oregon online sports betting laws
Oregon represents the westernmost point of the spread of sports betting across the US to date. The people of the Beaver State have only one retail casino and one mobile app so far, but there are hopes that this will increase in 2021 and beyond.
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Is sports betting legal in Oregon?
Yes, Oregon retail sports betting is legal – but only in-person, at one location at present, the Chinook Winds Casino Resort.
Is online sports betting legal in Oregon?
Yes, Oregon online sports betting is legal – but only through the Scoreboard app, which is run by the Oregon lottery.
How old do I have to be to place a bet in Oregon?
Whether you are betting in person or through the app, you need to be 21 to place a sports bet in Oregon.
You may wager in person at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort sportsbook, or you may download the Scoreboard app on your desktop or mobile. You don’t have to be in a casino to register or bet via the Scoreboard app.
Work your way through the registration process. You’ll need to prove your identity and location.
Use one of the banking options available to put funds in your account.
Familiarize yourself with the app and the bet slip and start betting.
No legislation specifically legalizing, regulating, or outlawing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has been passed to date in Oregon.
In 2017, a bill was brought before the state government to legalize and regulate DFS through the state lottery. But that bill was adjourned and never revisited.
All the main DFS operators, including the big two, DraftKings and FanDuel, offer games to sports fans in the state. The big four sports are popular here, but so are soccer and the busy college sports scene.
Basketball is the top choice when it comes to Oregon sports betting, largely because of the exploits of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers have always had a massive local following, as have the four college programs that have teams in Division I of the NCAA.
For most people, sports betting is, like any form of gambling, a relaxing and entertaining activity. For a small minority, however, it can lead to addiction and major family problems.
Oregon maintains a strong focus on responsible gambling in an attempt to minimize the impact of betting on people’s emotional and financial health.
The Oregon Lottery , which is responsible for online gambling in the state, offers advice on gambling responsibly. This includes practical steps and guidance, as well as links to other agencies.
The Oregon Problem Gambling Resource has a deep well of information designed to prevent problems arising and to confront them if they do. They also have a long list of Prevention Co-ordinator Locations where you can get direct help.
The Oregon Health Authority has a long list of resources and also provides $7.5 million a year in funding for prevention and treatment programs.
Oregon Problem Gambling Services focuses on providing resources for the people and dedicated teams who deliver support to people with issues.
Oregon passes a law allowing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing, establishing a tradition of sports betting in the state.
Oregon launches Sports Action, which enables people to place parlay bets on NFL (and, briefly, NBA) action.
Oregon is made exempt as PASPA is passed, although only to the limited extent it offered sports wagering in the state at the time of PASPA’s passage.
PASPA is struck down and Oregon begins to plan for the launch of sports betting in the state.
2019 - August
The Chinook Winds Casino Resort starts accepting sports bets at its retail sportsbook.
2019 - October
The Scoreboard betting app is launched.
There is at present only one retail sports betting outlet in the whole of Oregon. Chinook Winds Casino Resort is on the coast on the north side of Lincoln City - some distance from Portland.
|Casino/Retail Sportsbook||Retail Sportsbook Partner||Address|
|Chinook Winds Casino Resort||Siletz Tribe||1777 NW454th Street, Lincoln City OR 97367|