In May of 2018, the Supreme Court overruled a law (PAPSA) that placed a federal ban on sports betting. This decision has given each state the power to legalize online and in-person sports betting. Before this ruling, Oregon was one of four states exempt from PAPSA. Oregon announced its plans to offer some form of sports betting in 2018, which came to fruition in late 2019.
Is Sports Betting Legal in Oregon?
Yes, because of a grandfather clause sports betting is legal in Oregon. Residents of Oregon can either bet on sports in person at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City or online/mobile app with Oregon Lottery Scoreboard.
Below are some screenshots from the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard app and website.
Oregon is taking a unique approach to sports betting, planning to offer it all through the lottery. The Oregon Lottery launched Scoreboard, the lottery's online sportsbook, on October 17th, 2019. Residents of Oregon can bet on their mobile device or computer anywhere in state lines, except for on tribal grounds. Currently, Scoreboard is the only sports betting app in the state. While tribal casinos can offer sports betting at their casinos, they will have to meet with the state before being allowed to provide a mobile app.
As far as taxes are concerned, most of the proceeds would go to the Public Employees Retirement Fund to be applied against the unfunded liability of the Public Employees Retirement System
About Oregon Sports Betting
Where can I bet on sports in Oregon?
Oregon residents can bet anywhere within state lines from their mobile device, via the Oregon Lottery Scorecard app. Residents can bet in person (and on college games) at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City.
Will Oregon have betting kiosks?
Yes sports betting kiosks will be implemented in Oregon starting in 2020. These kiosks will likely be deployed at lotter retailers throughout the state.
How old do I have to be to bet on sports in Oregon?
You must be 21 years of age to bet on sports in Oregon.
Do I have to register at a casino before betting on the Scorecard App?
No, residents of Oregon do not need to register at a casino before betting on sports with Scorecard or any other future providers.
Is online poker legal?
No, there is no mention of online poker in the bill that was passed.
Oregon Online Gambling FAQ
Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to residents of Oregon.
Are daily fantasy sports legal in Oregon?
Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Oregon?
No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Oregon. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Oregon as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.
Does Oregon have an online lottery?
No, the Oregon Lottery does not offer online games. They do have video lottery games at retailers throughout the state, which is a unique offering.