Oregon Sports Betting
Editor’s note: As of Jan. 19, 2021
Oregon lawmakers did not have to pass new legislation to bring sports betting to its residents – the state, along with a handful of others, were grandfathered in due to previous laws on the books allowing wagering.
In August 2019, tribal venue Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City launched in-house betting only on professional and college sports.
In October, the Oregon State Lottery began offering “Scoreboard,” a mobile/online betting app that only offers wagers on professional leagues. State officials, including the governor, are monitoring betting in the state and may make a determination later regarding adding collegiate sports to the state menu.
The app, available on both Android and iOs, may reset several times if you are near tribal lands, where the app is prohibited.
Is sports betting currently legal in the state?
Yes, the State Lottery administers a mobile-only app called Scoreboard and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians offers Vegas-style sports wagering at one venue only – the Chinook Winds Casino Resort.
When did Oregon start accepting bets?
The first retail sports bet occurred on Aug. 27, 2019, at Chinook Resort. The state-run Scoreboard online and the mobile app took its first bet on Oct. 16, 2019.
What is the legal age to bet on sports in Oregon?
21 years old
What restrictions are there on sports betting in Oregon … is online wagering allowed?
Mobile betting is only permitted on the state app, Scoreboard; the tribal venues can only offer sports betting on-site and geolocation technology is employed to ensure the mobile app doesn’t work on its property.
Scoreboard only allows bets on professional sports – with NFL getting the lion’s share of wagers. Chinook offers across the board betting on both college and professional sports, so backers of the Oregon Ducks or Oregon State Beavers have to wager in person.
Where can you open an account in Oregon?
Opening a Scoreboard account can be done online by providing needed info and choosing a screen name and password.
What do I need to open an account in Oregon?
Valid ID, a driver’s license or passport, with name, address, and date of birth; you also may need to upload a bank statement or utility bill to prove your current address; you also will need to provide an email address.
What are the betting-related banking options in Oregon?
Oregon Lottery allows many options for deposits and withdrawals: Major credit cards – VISA and MasterCard, VIP Preferred ACH, Play + Prepaid Account, PayNearMe, PayPal, personal check, and an online banking transfer.
What about horse racing?
With online betting allowed on sports, it's no surprise to discover that horse racing operators have been able to serve the state for a number of years.