Oregon Lottery Scoreboard Review

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.

Top Takeaways for 2019

After spending six months testing thirty online sportsbooks, here are our top findings on Oregon Lottery Scoreboard:

  • Scoreboard is the first state-sponsored sportsbook and will likely be a model for future states.
  • Oregon Lottery Scoreboard does not offer bets on college teams because of concerns from university officials. Oregon will revisit offering bets on college teams down the road.
  • Oregon Lottery Scoreboard offers a wide variety of prop bets and international games.
  • First-time bettors will feel comfortable using Scoreboard due to its educational content, as well as overall ease of use.
  • Live betting is excellent, offering a ton of cool features, statistics, and bets.

Overall Summary

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard is a high-quality sportsbook, offering a variety of sports, bets, and live bets to choose from. Both the mobile app and desktop version are exceptional, offering Oregon residents pre-game statistics, betting education, and a great product.

FeatureOregon Lottery Scoreboard
US Regulated Sportsbook (legal) Yes
Online Availability - Indiana No
Online Availability - Iowa No
Online Availability - New Jersey No
Online Availability - Nevada No
Online Availability - Pennsylvania No
Online Availability - Rhode Island No
Online Availability - West Virginia No
Offshore Sportsbook (illegal) No
Casino No
Poker No

Bets Offered

Overview - Scoreboard sportsbook offers a ton of alternative lines and spreads, as well as parlays, teasers, handicaps, and more. If you want to bet on who will win the game or the total number of points score, Scoreboard has that too!

Props - A big range of team props is available. Team props include bets such as "which team will score first." A few player prop bets are available, such as "Over/under how many yards will Patrick Mahomes throw?" Oregon bettors can rest assured knowing they have a ton of betting options to choose from.

Bet-Back Feature - The bet-back feature allows you to secure a profit or minimize a loss before the game ends. You do this by selling your open bet back to the sportsbook before the game ends. For example, let's say you bet $5 on the Patriots to beat the Broncos at even odds. At halftime, New England is winning 24-0. The sportsbook might offer you $3.75 for your ticket, allowing you to win some money before the game ends.

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Banking Options and Fees

Deposit Methods - Because Oregon Lottery Scoreboard just launched, its only banking option is currently a Play+ account. I will check back in a few months and comment on what additional methods are available. A Play+ card will allow you to make deposits and withdrawals at multiple casinos/sportsbooks in the U.S. You are also able to access funds at ATMs or make purchases anywhere Discover is accepted.

Withdrawal Methods - Withdrawals are only available with a Play+ account at the moment.

Sports Offered

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard offers sixteen sports, an impressive number for a new sportsbook. Unfortunately, college sports are not offered. University officials in Oregon were concerned with college betting, so the Oregon Lottery decided not to offer college sports initially. Residents of Oregon will have to bet at a casino to bet on college teams. International leagues are available for soccer, basketball, and hockey.

FeatureOregon Lottery Scoreboard
Total Sports Offered16
Aussie Rules (AFL) No
Baseball (MLB) Yes
Basketball (NBA) Yes
Basketball (NCAA) No
Boxing Yes
Cricket Yes
E-Sports No
Football (NFL) Yes
Football (NCAA) No
Golf (PGA) Yes
Hockey (NHL) Yes
Horse Racing No
MMA (UFC) Yes
Rugby (League) No
Rugby (Union) Yes
Soccer (EPL) Yes
Soccer (MLS) Yes
Tennis Yes

Odds

2019 odds data is currently in the collection process. Odds data takes real odds from moneyline, spread, and total bets and compares them amongst other sportsbooks. Last year we collected data from hundreds of games, providing the most detailed analysis available. Check back by the end of the year for an odds score and breakdown.

Live Betting

Scoreboard sportsbook offers an impressive live betting menu. A ton of prop bets are available, as well as snap bets. Snap bets are bets that deal with the next play of a sporting event. Examples of snap bets are the next point or game in a tennis match, the next five minutes of a soccer game, or the result of the next drive in a football game. Snap bets are fun and meant for bettors who are watching the game in real-time.

Scoreboard sportsbook also offers live statistics, a live match tracker, and post-game results. The live match tracker is a cool feature that allows bettors to get a feel for a game they might not be watching at the moment.

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Customer Service

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard offers 24/7 live chat, 24/7 phone support, and email responses within 24 hours. My experience with Scoreboard customer service was exceptional. My questions were consistently met with detailed answers.

Mobile Betting

Aside from users experiencing difficulties signing up on launch day, the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard mobile sports betting app is fantastic. It is rare that a mobile app functions so well within the first few days of launching. The Scoreboard app is easy to use; everything is setup with the end-user in mind. Adding bets, live betting, and looking through pre-game statistics is an excellent experience. Both the web-based sportsbook and the mobile app are winners, plain and simple.

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Education

Education - Scoreboard sportsbook offers decent educational content that explains how to bet, what different betting types are, and how to understand odds. Most first-time bettors should have a good understanding of the basics from what Scoreboard sportsbook offers.

Statistics - Pre-game statistics are provided for each game by SportRadar, a global data company that focuses on sports betting. Examples of statistics include head-to-head matchup history, current standings, and betting trends, amongst others.

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Reputation

Scoreboard runs through The Oregon Lottery, which is the lottery's first entry into online sales. It will be interesting to see how the lottery manages the sportsbook. For instance, will it ban sharps at a higher or lower rate than other sportsbooks? Will it accept million-dollar bets? Because the practice of a lottery running a sportsbook is new, I'm not 100% sure what to make of it. That being said, I would feel safe betting my money with Scoreboard if I lived in Oregon.

Other Notes

Scoreboard sportsbook does not currently offer any promotions but is looking to add some in the upcoming months. Typical sportsbook promotions include risk-free bets or deposit matches.

Final Thoughts

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard is the only online sportsbook in Oregon for the time being. Thankfully the sportsbook is a well-balanced offering. Tons of bets and live bets are available, in addition to a wide selection of sports and international leagues to bet. While not having college sports is a big drawback, it is not the fault of the sportsbook.

About Scoreboard Sportsbook

Oregon became the first state to launch a state-sponsored mobile app for sports betting. Scoreboard sportsbook is currently the only online option for residents to bet on sports. Anyone who is 21 years of age and within state boundaries can place a bet.

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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 Scoreboard 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 Scoreboard App?

No, residents of Oregon do not need to register at a casino before betting on sports with Scoreboard or any other future providers.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Oregon?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Oregon.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Oregon?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in California.

For those unfamiliar, 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 complete 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.

Methodology

For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in February 2019, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.



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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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