Oregon becomes the 12th state to open a sportsbook as the Chinook Winds Casino is now taking bets!

  • With Oregon’s launch of legal sports betting, the total number of states offering sportsbooks is up to a dozen.
  • Chinook Winds accepted the first wager by former Dallas Cowboys player, Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones.
  • While the state-operated mobile platform is a few weeks out, bettors can enjoy collegiate betting at Chinook Winds.

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – The moment has finally arrived. Oregon sports betting is back, but this time for good!

The state originally offered a parlay-style game known as Sports Action in 1989 until receiving backlash from both professional and collegiate leagues, ultimately pulling the product in 2005.

Flash forward to 2019 and the Chinook Winds Casino Resort became the first gambling establishment in Oregon to accept a single-game wager. The launch occurred on Tuesday, making Oregon the 12th state to launch a licensed full-service sportsbook in the country.

The first bet at Chinook Winds Casino was made at 9 am local time by Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones. Jones was the perfect athlete to have welcome the crowd, as his athletic career between football and boxing represent only two of the many sports the casino accepts action on.

With over a half-dozen odds boards behind the ticket window, bettors are able to now wager on NFL, NBA, MLS, NHL, and MLB as well as MMA, golf, and many more. Unlike the state lottery – which chose not to offer action of collegiate sports – both collegiate football and basketball are offered at Chinook Winds.

The ticket writers are there to assist bettors in submitting their straight wager, parlay, futures bet, and more while the more experienced bettors have access to self-service kiosks near the Sports Wagering Lounge. In the lounge area, there are TVs that are viewable from the four-top tables and offer gamblers a clear view of their bets in action.

For those still getting started with wagering, the rues are listed on the counter where you place your bet.

The normal operating hours will be every day from 8 am to 11 pm. Unfortunately, no points will be awarded to Winners Circle cards at this time in regards to sports betting.

Mobile betting is not offered by Chinook Winds, and those looking to wager from the internet will have to wait for the state lottery to launch their sportsbook.

According to the most recent reports, “it will likely be two, three weeks into the [NFL] season” when the Oregon State Lottery is ready.

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