Oregon offered Sports Action, or parlay-type betting, from 1989 until 2007. It was abandoned when it became an issue for the state to host the NCAA basketball tournament.
As one of the only states with previous history with gambling, bettors in Oregon were happy to see the return of legal sports betting in 2019 after PASPA was overturned in 2018. In 2018, courts voted to allow each state to propose and create their own laws and regulations for sports betting.
Most sports wagering in Oregon takes place at the state-operated Scoreboard app and website. That will no longer be the case when DraftKings Oregon launches on January 18, 2022.
Retail locations like tribal casinos are allowed to offer casino gaming, including sports betting as well. Countless locations across the state can sell lottery games, instant tickets, and keno. One issue is that no tribal casino is located close to the state’s largest city: Portland.
Oregon is currently in discussions to allow betting on virtual events. If discussions move forward, it would be one of just two states to offer wagering on virtual events, with the other being New Jersey.
Oregon Sports Betting at a Glance
The only option to bet on sports online in Oregon is by using the Scoreboard sports mobile betting app. The app was launched in October 2019 and is run by the Oregon State Lottery. Oregon State Lottery facilitates all sports betting in the state.
However, the Scoreboard sportsbook will be replaced when DraftKings launches in Oregon on January 18, 2022. Current Scoreboard players will be able to register with DraftKings and transfer existing funds to their new account with DraftKings.
The monopoly-controlled sports wagering system in Oregon is unusual compared to other states that offer legalized sports wagering. However, the Oregon Lottery Commission holds a lot of power in the state and contributed over $700 million to the state for 2018.
The first retail betting location in Oregon opened in August 2019. The tribal gaming facility is called Chinook Winds. While tribes are permitted to offer any kind of casino gaming allowed in other parts of the state, Chinook Winds is still the only location with legalized sports betting at this time. As the market grows in Oregon state, be sure to check out our month-by-month sports betting revenue for OR.
Latest Oregon Sports Betting News
Here are some quick updates on the latest developments in the Oregon sports betting market:
January 12, 2022: After much anticipation, DraftKings announces their sportsbook will go live in Oregon on January 18, 2022. DraftKings Oregon will replace the Oregon State Lottery’s Scoreboard sportsbook app, and any Scoreboard users can transfer their funds to DraftKings.
Where to Bet on Sports in Oregon
The Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon, is the only location that offers retail sports betting in Oregon. Owned by the Siletz Tribe, the casino took its first bet on August 27, 2019.
|Chinook Winds Casino Resort||Sports Wagering Lounge||1777 NW 44th Street, Lincoln City, OR 97367||Sunday –
Friday: 12pm to 7pm
*Hours are subject to change due to COVID-19
Oregon Sports Betting FAQs
Can you bet sports in Oregon?
Oregonians have been able to bet on sports since August 2019. The Scoreboard sports betting app was launched in October 2019.
Can you bet on college football in Oregon?
You cannot bet on college sports in Oregon through the state-run app. However, college sports betting is available at any tribal casino that offers sports betting.
How big is the Oregon sports betting market?
In 2020, the Oregon sports betting market handed $218,246,357 in wagers and generated $20,072,367 of gross gaming revenue.
Is DraftKings available in Oregon?
Yes, the state will transition from the Scoreboard app over to DraftKings Sportsbook on January 18, 2022. Both DraftKings and FanDuel are available in Oregon for daily fantasy sports (DFS).