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DraftKings Announces It Will Launch in Oregon on January 18

Robert Linnehan

by Robert Linnehan in Sports Betting News

Jan 12, 2022 · 10:51 AM PST

Kayvon Thibodeaux points towards the sidelines
Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux gestures during an NCAA college football game against Washington, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Seattle. Oregon won 26-16. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
  • Oregon sports betting users will be able to use the DraftKings sportsbook app on Jan. 18
  • Oregon State Lottery’s Scoreboard sportsbook app will begin to lose functionality on the same date
  • Users can sign up accounts beginning on Jan. 18 and can transfer Scoreboard funds to their DraftKings accounts

A long-awaited transition to DraftKings sportsbook will take place next week for Oregon online sports betting.

DraftKings announced today that its sportsbook will be available for download and use on Tuesday, Jan. 18, which will begin the transition away from the current Oregon State Lottery run Scoreboard sportsbook app.

“DraftKings is thrilled to embark on this journey with the Oregon Lottery as we build out a coast-to-coast presence with our top-rated online sportsbook for these fans to experience ahead of the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl,” said Paul Liberman, co-founder and President Global Technology and Product, in a release. “The Oregon Lottery shares our innovative spirit as one of the most progressive organizations in the real-money gaming sector, and together we look forward to delivering the exceptional online sportsbook products that Oregonians have been anticipating.”

DraftKings Available in Oregon on Jan. 18

The transition will begin on Jan. 18 and Scoreboard users will be able to create a new DraftKings account and transfer existing funds to the DraftKings sportsbook app. DraftKings entered into an agreement with Oregon to be the exclusive sportsbook operator in 2021. it’s the second exclusive lottery agreement the company has made since the first in 2019 with the New Hampshire Lottery.

Scoreboard users will have access to their transaction histories, account information and will be able to withdraw funds for six months after the transition. Any open bets in the Scoreboard sportsbook app will remain until settled, according to DraftKings.

“We’re excited about the improved experience for our players – including the ability to make same game parlay bets. DraftKings is a premier provider in the US,” said Barry Pack, Director, Oregon State Lottery, in a release.  “We see benefits for Lottery too, as the shift to DraftKings means fewer third-party service providers and a simpler financial structure for player accounts.”

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