The state of Oregon legalized sports betting in late August of 2019. The first sportsbook operation to accept bets was the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which is located in Lincoln City.
Note that Oregon was one of the few states that had some form of legal sports betting prior to the repeal of the PASPA in 2018. It was extremely limited at the time and was actually shut down in 2007.
Another big thing with gambling in the state is that casino gaming establishments are only available on tribal land.
List of Oregon Sportsbooks & Betting Locations
|Chinook Winds||Lincoln City||Yes|
|Indian Head||Warm Springs||No|
|The Mill||North Bend||No|
|Spirit Mountain||Grand Ronde||No|
|Three Rivers||Coos Bay||No|
Above is a list of all the tribal casinos in the state of Oregon that have the ability to launch on-site sportsbooks if they so choose.
As of right now, Chinook Winds is the only land-based sportsbooks in the state. For those that don’t know, the Lincoln City base of operations is on the coast in the northwest corner of the state.
The belief is that in due time more and more of these tribal casinos will open their doors to sports betting, but it’s a wait and see approach for residents at this time.
Oregon Online Sports Wagering & Mobile Gaming
When it comes to online sports betting, Oregon has quite the setup in place. In October of 2019, the state launched a full-scale mobile betting platform. Run by the Oregon Lottery, all players must do is download the Scoreboard app or visit the lottery page.
A few quick questions on your personal information and a valid email address, and you are ready to deposit and start making some wagers.
As is the case with any state run mobile platform, geotechnology is used to restrict players to only being allowed to make a bet if they are inside state lines.
At first glance this looks to be the ideal scenario for players. As fun as it is to go to the casino to bet and watch a game, that dies out pretty quick, especially if you have to travel a great distance to get there.
What really matters to the gambler is the convenience of making a bet. It doesn’t get any easier than being able to do so on your smartphone or via your desktop/laptop.
There is one major downside to the Scoreboard app. While some states block residents from betting on the local college teams inside state lines, Oregon doesn’t allow betting on collegiate sports of any kind.
This is a pretty big deal. Betting on college football is what most degenerates live for. Not to mention you can have no action on March Madness. You can only hope that this will be something that changes down the road.