Last Updated May 4, 2022, 02:24 PM ET
DraftKings is now the official mobile sports betting provider of the Oregon Lottery.
The industry powerhouse officially replaced Oregon Lottery's Scoreboard app on Jan. 18, 2022. Oregon bettors can now expect more favorable bonuses, promotions, and betting opportunities.
Oregon’s legal sports betting history pre-dates the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018.
One of four U.S. states deemed exempt from the now-defunct federal law, Oregon got back into the sports betting game when Chinook Winds Casino Resort’s Sports Wagering Lounge opened its doors on Aug. 27, 2019.
Our guide to Oregon sports betting will keep you informed and updated on the latest news and promotions available to local bettors.
Yes, sports betting has been legal in Oregon since 1989. Today, the state is home to two retail sportsbooks and one online sportsbook — DraftKings.
Like the two sides of its state flag, Oregon’s gambling situation is one of a kind. The Oregon Lottery’s monopoly on all commercial operations has limited local bettors to just one online sports betting platform. Meanwhile, compacts permit tribal casinos to offer any type of gambling that’s legal elsewhere in the state. To that end, these casinos could strike up partnerships with third-party sportsbook operators at any point in the future.
Oregon began offering regulated sports betting long before most other states were permitted to do so. After more than a decade-long hiatus, the Oregon Lottery re-introduced state-run sports wagering in the form of the Scoreboard online sportsbook. DraftKings replaced Scoreboard on Jan. 18, 2022.
Here’s a look at Oregon’s road to legal online sports betting:
April 28, 2022: University of Oregon product Kayvon Thibodeaux is a potential top-10 2022 NFL Draft pick.
Feb. 15, 2022: Senate Bill 1503 is introduced. The bill would permit bettors to wager on college sports online.
Feb. 14, 2022: Paysafe, the payments platform that processes mobile sports betting deposits, expands into Oregon following its deal with DraftKings.
Jan. 18, 2022: DraftKings officially takes over mobile sports betting operations in Oregon. The transition had been in the works since DraftKings acquired the Oregon Lottery's sportsbook platform, SBTech, in late 2019.
Jan. 12, 2022: DraftKings announces it will officially take over mobile sports betting operations in Oregon on Jan. 18, 2022.
October 2019: The Oregon Lottery launches the Scoreboard sportsbook. Oregonians are able to place sports wagers online and from a mobile device.
August 2019: Chinook Winds Casino Resort opens a sports wagering lounge, marking the first time sports betting has been available in Oregon since 2007.
May 2018: SCOTUS overturns PASPA, opening the door for states to set their own sports betting laws.
July 2007: Sports Action’s 18-year run comes to an end after HB 3466 is passed by the Oregon State Legislature and signed into law. Pressure from the NCAA, and other professional sports leagues, led to the platform’s demise.
October 1992: The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is signed. ‘PASPA’ places a federal ban on sports wagering. Oregon, along with three other states, receives exempt status due to a grandfather clause.
September 1989: Sports Action, a highly criticized betting platform, is introduced in Oregon, allowing bettors to place parlay sports wagers.
To place a legal sports bet, you must be physically located in Oregon — and at least 21 years of age. Wagers can be confirmed with a computer or mobile device or made in-person at one of two retail sportsbooks.
Here's a breakdown of everything you'll need to know before getting started.
Oregon sports betting is for adults 21 and older.
Oregonians can place mobile bets from anywhere in the state using the DraftKings app. Bettors visiting Spirit Mountain Casino can also use the BetMGM sportsbook app from anywhere on the property.
Oregon sports bettors can register, make deposits, and start betting from anywhere in the state. Unlike some other U.S. jurisdictions, Oregon does not require gamblers to visit a casino or another brick-and-mortar location before getting started.
Bettors must confirm all mobile bets from within state borders. The DraftKings app uses geofencing software to ensure Oregon residents and visitors cannot place bets outside the state.
Bettors in the Beaver State don’t have many options when it comes to retail sportsbooks. Just two locations exist at the moment.
The Oregon Lottery withholds 8% of all sports bet winnings over $1,500. Federal taxes apply here as well, with an additional 24% tacked onto gambling income exceeding $5,000.
The big win for Oregon sports bettors is the arrival of DraftKings. Although online and mobile betting had previously been offered via the Scoreboard app — an app powered by the DraftKings-owned SBTech platform — the full-on DraftKings takeover will result in a better overall experience for Oregonians. Notably, same game parlays are now available in Oregon.
On the flip side, the one-provider model implemented by the Oregon Lottery removes all competition from the equation. As a result, DraftKings has little incentive to offer users enticing promotions or sharp betting lines.
Getting started with sports betting in Oregon is as straightforward as it gets. With the Oregon Lottery’s monopoly on commercial betting, bettors have a single option when wagering online.
Oregon's single-operator model takes the guesswork out of the equation for interested bettors. For better or worse, local gamblers have been saddled with a single online option. DraftKings became the new sportsbooks provider of the Oregon Lottery on Jan. 18, 2022.
Oregon gamblers can register online via the DraftKings website or mobile app.
DraftKings is currently offering Oregonians a first bet match up to $25. Be sure to read the accompanying terms and conditions carefully to maximize this welcome bonus.
Oregon bettors can top up their DraftKings accounts via online banking, Play+, credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, PayPal, and several other deposit methods. Remember to deposit the minimum amount required to ensure you qualify for relevant promotional offers.
DraftKings will offer Oregon bettors all of the popular bet types, including same game parlays. You can also expect to find moneylines, Over/Unders (totals), point spreads, parlays, live betting, futures, and more.
Although you won't have the luxury of shopping around for the most favorable odds in Oregon, action can be taken to ensure you're as prepared as possible before placing your first bet. Always make sure you understand the odds, payouts, and terms and conditions of your wager.
Bettors can access their sports bet winnings using Play+, a personal bank account, PayPal, or another method offered by DraftKings. These transactions typically take a few days to process. Notably, you cannot use credit cards to access winnings in Oregon.
Oregon bettors will see American Odds as the default option for viewing betting odds in the Beaver State. American odds identify favorites and underdogs by using minus (-) and plus (+) signs, respectively. The number — shown in hundreds or thousands — indicates the amount of money that needs to be wagered to win $100 (favorites) or can be won from a $100 bet (underdogs).
For example, let’s say the Trail Blazers (-110) are hosting the Denver Nuggets (+120) at the Moda Center. Looking at the odds, you can see the Blazers are favored to emerge with the victory, and the Nuggets have been labeled as underdogs. A $100 bet on the visiting Nuggets would net the biggest return ($120), while Portland bettors would be required to lay down $110 to claim $100 in winnings.
While the riskier wager, underdogs always present the greatest opportunity for a larger payout.
To view odds as decimals or fractions, head on over to our odds converter. There, you can easily switch between American, decimal, and fractional odds.
Reported to have lost money in each of its first two years of operation, the Oregon Lottery hopes to increase its bottom line as it migrates the Scoreboard app to the DraftKings platform.
Oregon saw a dip in total handle for a second consecutive month in September 2021 (compared to August and September 2020 figures). Despite a population of over four million, the Beaver State has consistently produced lower sports betting numbers than less populous states.
Here's a look at Oregon's sports betting earnings to date (Note: these figures do not include tribal sports betting):
|Year||Total handle||Revenue||Hold percentage|
Although same game parlays are now available in Oregon, college betting has not been added to the list of available bets. The silver lining? Many bet types that aren't available online can be found at one of Oregon's retail sportsbooks.
Politics are off-limits in Oregon. In fact, you won’t find legal betting on politics anywhere in the U.S.
Oregonians do not have the option of placing bets on the results of celebrity and pop-culture events, such as the Academy Awards.
DraftKings has yet to add esports to its platform in Oregon. It remains to be seen if this type of bet will be offered when DraftKings takes over in Oregon.
Unfortunately, DraftKing's arrival has not coincided with the arrival of college betting in Oregon. However, Oregon's tribal casinos do offer action on college sports.
While some states boast lists of sportsbooks longer than the Oregon Trail, the same can’t be said for Oregon itself. Oregon has just two retail sportsbooks, both of which are located on tribal lands one to two hours southwest of Portland.
DraftKings stands as the only online sportsbook available statewide. The BetMGM sportsbook app can only be accessed from Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde.
|Online sportsbook||Mobile app||Odds provider||Online casino||Retail partner|
|BetMGM||Yes||BetMGM||No||Spirit Mountain Casino|
|Sportsbook||Venue||Address||Phone number||Odds provider|
|BetMGM||Spirit Mountain Casino||27100 SW Salmon River Hwy, Grand Ronde, OR 97347||503-879-2350||BetMGM|
|Sports Wagering Lounge||Chinook Winds Casino Resort||1777 NW 44th St, Lincoln City, OR 97367||888-244-6665||LVDC|
Oregon sports fans have stood by their lone professional franchise through thick and thin. Rip City is home to the Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA’s only team located in the Pacific Northwest.
While nothing beats the thrill of victory, bettors should always be wary of blindly placing sports bets on their hometown club. Always remain objective when betting on any team or sport. Our how to bet guides are a great place to begin your preliminary research.
Oregon's gambling history dates back to the early 1930s — pari-mutuel betting has been permitted since 1933. Today, the Beaver State is home to nearly a dozen tribal casinos and a single horse racing track.
Aside from sports betting, all types of online gambling remain illegal in Oregon.
Tribal casinos are the only facilities permitted to offer casino gambling in the state of Oregon. Unfortunately, none of these locations are located in or near downtown Portland.
Online casinos are illegal in Oregon, but sweepstakes models continue to operate in the state legally. Chumba Casino and LuckyLand Slots are among the most popular options.
Poker rooms can be found in Portland, Oregon’s largest and most populous city, and in many of the state’s tribal casinos.
Portland Meadows was Oregon’s main attraction for nearly three-quarters of a century before closing in December 2019. Grants Pass Downs, operating since 1968, now serves as the premier racing site in the Beaver State.
The Oregon Racing Commission oversees all pari-mutuel horse race betting in the state. This includes live-action at Grants Pass Downs and all betting activity at off-track betting sites. Gamblers can take in a live race or live-stream the action with TVG, one of the best horse racing betting sites available.
The legality of DFS contests has been a hot topic in Oregon for some time. During DraftKings negotiations to replace the Scorecard app as Oregon’s new online sportsbook, the company agreed to cease all DFS operations in the state as an act of good faith. Other DFS providers, such as FanDuel, continue to operate in Oregon.
Problem gamblers in Oregon can turn to Oregon Problem Gambling Resource, an organization offering toll-free helplines, self-assessments, and additional resources to assist those struggling with gambling addictions.
DraftKings, Oregon’s online sportsbook, provides its users with budgeting tools, such as deposit and loss limits, while allowing players to self-exclude themselves from all sports betting activity.Visit Oregon Problem Gambling Resource
Oregon isn’t the only U.S. state to offer legal sports betting. The following states also offer regulated online and/or in-person sports wagering:
Offshore sportsbooks may seem like enticing alternatives to legal Oregon sports betting, but trusting your bankroll with these websites can be a risky proposition. We recommend you steer clear of the following operators:
Yes, sports betting is legal in Oregon. The Oregon Lottery oversees all commercial sports betting in the state.
Oregonians can place wagers online with the DraftKings sports betting app. Two retail sportsbooks, located at Chinook Winds Casino and Spirit Mountain Casino, take physical bets.
You can place all of the popular bets in Oregon. From moneylines and point spreads to same game parlays and futures, DraftKings has you covered.
DraftKings exclusive agreement with the Oregon Lottery means it's the only online sportsbook available statewide. BetMGM online sportsbook is available to those visiting Spirit Mountain Casino.
Yes, you may place sports bets on the Scoreboard website or downloadable mobile app. The BetMGM app can be accessed from Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde.
DraftKings' odds are provided by SBTech. SBTech powers multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, so expect to see similar odds in the Gambling Capital of the World.
You must be at least 21 years of age to place a legal sports bet in Oregon.
No, bet365 is not licensed to operate in Oregon.
No, but federal law requires bettors to be physically located in Oregon before confirming a wager.
Oregon has exceeded $50 million in sports betting revenue since the state took its inaugural wager in October 2019.
Jeff Watters is a content editor at Covers. Before he began supporting Covers experts in making smarter sports bettors in 2021, the well-traveled Nova Scotian and Atlanta Braves fanatic spent time writing about education, software, and NHL prospects.