After the United States Supreme Court repealed PASPA in 2018, Oregon was able to offer sports betting again. The state itself made the first step towards offering sports betting. This was seen a year later after the repeal, in 2019, when the Oregon State Lottery launched sports betting products for its residents.
The Oregon State Lottery had announced that it would open the online sports betting platform for its residents before the NFL season. However, it only managed to do so months later. Either way, it was a victory for the sports betting industry especially because the State Lottery was able to offer a mobile version of the app to residents. Other casinos are working on opening their sportsbooks as well.
Interactive Sports Betting
The state of Oregon does not prohibit commercial operators for residents to bet on sports games. Interactive sports betting was legalized in Oregon in August 2019. In October, the Oregon State Lottery launched its sports betting app by the name Scoreboard, available on mobile via SB Tech software. The State Lottery, however, retains a monopoly on interactive sports betting for now. The state regulations in Oregon make it one of the first to adjust its laws and offer online and mobile gambling which includes real- money wagering on sports games.
Native American tribes are also authorized to offer the products that the Oregon State Lottery has. This means that sportsbooks will be coming up in several tribal casinos. Contrary to this, the state continues to prohibit offshore gaming operators from penetrating its gambling market. Even then, offshore operators continue to accept residents as the law does not explicitly ban the residents from accessing the sites.
Daily Fantasy Sports Contest in Oregon
The good news for residents of the state is that daily fantasy sports contests have been fully legalized thanks to the approval of HB2549, which was tabled in January 2017. With that, Oregon was one of the first states to join the iGaming industry and offer real-money daily fantasy sports betting. Players can play in the top leagues in the world like the NFL, NHL, and NBA as long as they are over 18 years old.
Casino Sports Betting in Oregon
One of the casinos to join the State Lottery in offering sports betting is the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, which is in Lincoln City. It is highly likely that several other land-based tribal casinos will continue to open sportsbooks now that sports betting has been legalized. The legal age for online sports betting and casino sports betting is 21 years.
2019 was an active year for the legalization of sports betting in casinos, and 2020 shows even more promise as the land-based casinos continue to adjust to the new gambling laws and regulations.