Legal sports betting in Oregon became official in August of 2019, and the first sportsbook opened at Chinook Winds Casino in September of 2019. The state’s sports betting app, Scoreboard, launched in October of 2019. DraftKings Sportsbook announced that they will take over the sports betting app in January of 2022.
Fortunately for Oregon residents, they are among the few Americans with legal mobile sports betting in their state. Unfortunately for Oregon residents, the state lottery’s sportsbook is currently their only option. If the reviews on the App and Play store are any indication, Oregon residents were less-than-thrilled with the app. Luckily though, DraftKings has recently taken over and will provide a much better experience for Oregon sports bettors.
While the state will certainly have improved the app’s UI/UX and performance issues, there is still a litany of issues that you would expect to see in a single-operator state. Many of our newsletter subscribers know that we are huge proponents of ‘shopping a line’, looking for better odds or lower juice at another book. That simply is not possible when your state only offers one sportsbook.
In addition to the state’s online and app betting option, they offer several brick-and-mortar sportsbooks located in casinos around the state. The first of these opened shortly after the start of the 2019 NFL season. Below is the complete list of Oregon casinos, whether or not each has an established sportsbook, as well as the launch date (or expected launch date).
|Chinook Woods Casino||Yes||1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City, OR 97367|
|The Mill Casino||Yes||3201 Tremont Ave, North Bend, OR 97459|
|Indian Head Casino||Yes||3236 US-26, Warm Springs, OR 97761|
|Kla-Mo-Ya Casino||No||34333 US-97, Chiloquin, OR 97624|
|Seven Feathers Casino||No||146 Chief Miwaleta Ln, Canyonville, OR 97417|
|Spirit Mountain Casino||No||27100 SW Salmon River Hwy, Grand Ronde, OR 97347|
|Three Rivers – Florence||No||5647 OR-126, Florence, OR 97439|
|Three Rivers – Coos Bay||No||1297 Ocean Blvd NW, Coos Bay, OR 97420|
|Wildhorse Casino||No||46510 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801|
Oregon is a rare state that has completely legal online sports betting, but with a massive caveat. The only online sportsbook currently operating in the state is run by the state lottery. There is, however, reason for hope as the state has already stated that they will allow the casinos to offer online sports betting in the near future.
The following FAQs address not only the odd state of online sports betting in Oregon but several other questions that our readers have sent us since Oregon legalized sports betting.
Yes, legal sports betting was put into law in Oregon in August of 2019.
Yes, the state of Oregon elected to make online sports betting legal when they legalized sportsbooks in the state in August. Currently, the only online sportsbook allowed to operate in Oregon is DraftKings.
Oregon chose to only legalize betting on professional sports. This means no college sports of any kind. Sorry Ducks fans.
While the state did put limitations on the types of sports you can bet on, they elected to not limit the types of bets allowed. While this should include live betting, what you are actually able to bet on in Oregon is somewhat limited due to the fact that they currently only offer one sportsbook. Nevertheless, Oregon bettors are able to place straight bets, moneyline bets, teasers, parlays, and even props. It is worth mentioning that if you are looking for more in terms of prop bet options, that Monkey Knife Fight offers prop bet based daily fantasy sports.
It would take some legislation to make college sports betting legal. While we think this will happen in the somewhat near future, it is unlikely to happen in 2022.