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Sports betting simplified
Oregon sports betting options include a mobile sportsbook app and website operated by the state lottery, plus retail sportsbooks at tribal casinos. The Oregon Lottery also plans to launch self-serve betting kiosks and eventually roll out a lottery-style sports betting game. The Oregon Lottery previously offered sports betting through the Scoreboard app and website, but DraftKings Sportsbook took over sports betting for the state in January 2022. Now, bettors 21 and older can download the DraftKings Oregon app to bet on professional sports from anywhere in state lines. Other legal online betting options in Oregon include daily fantasy sports apps and pari-mutuel horse racing betting sites.
The Oregon Lottery launched sports betting without having to wait for legislative action thanks to Oregon being one of the few states granted an exemption from the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA).
State of Oregon Sports Betting Overview
The Oregon Lottery controls and regulates online sports betting and offers real-money wagering in partnership with DraftKings Sportsbook. Bettors in Oregon can visit DraftKings.com or download the mobile app for iOS and Android.
Oregon sports betting law limits DraftKings to offering wagers on professional sports, but lottery officials have said they will consider adding college betting later. In addition, lawmakers are considering legislation that would authorize betting on college games but prohibit wagering on individual college athletes.
Otherwise, the DraftKings Oregon app provides a full wagering menu, complete with in-play betting.
Previously, the Oregon Lottery offered online sports betting through the Scoreboard app. However, the Oregon Lottery ditched the Scoreboard platform and contracted DraftKings to take over at the beginning of 2022.
The transition began on January 18th, 2022, and the Oregon Lottery granted former Scoreboard customers six months to log in to their accounts and cash out their balances.
Now, all new Oregon sports bettors and former Scoreboard customers can visit DraftKings.com to register new accounts, download the DraftKings app, and fund their accounts.
Key Points for Oregon Sports Gambling:
State of Oregon Sports Betting Timeline
January 2023: Oregon sports betting handle hit nearly $500 million in 2022. The total was an increase of more than $160 million from 2021.
January 2023 also produces the highest single month sports betting handle in the state’s history with $62.3 million, almost $7 million than the previous record high from October 2022.
January 2022: DraftKings Sportsbook officially takes over as the lone sports betting app in Oregon.
August 2021: The Oregon Lottery strikes a deal with DraftKings to take over as the state’s only online sportsbook. The state plans to close down its Scoreboard app in the new year.
August 2019: Sports betting officially launches in the state. Betting becomes available online through the state lottery’s Scoreboard app as well as in person at tribal casinos.
May 2018: The US Supreme Court ruled that PASPA is unconstitutional. The ruling allows states to legalize sports betting if they wish.
At first, Oregon’s app only allowed lottery players to check their tickets for whether they had won or lost. However, the Oregon Lottery makes no effort to hide that back-end development to support online sports betting is going into the program’s design.
2005: The Oregon Legislature, weary from over a decade of lost economic impact, bows to pressure from the NCAA and passes a bill to discontinue Sports Action by 2007.
1992: The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act makes sports betting illegal throughout the United States. Oregon receives an exemption, permitting Sports Action to continue.
1989: The Oregon Lottery introduces Sports Action, a lottery game that functions like a sports parlay game. Players can wager on a set of NFL games and win based on those games’ outcomes.
The list of available games later expands to include NBA games. However, perhaps due to the presence of the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA protests its inclusion in Sports Action. The lottery discontinues the NBA portion of the game after one year.