- Oregon one of four states exempt from the federal ban on sports betting known as PASPA.
- The Oregon Lottery plans to release a state-wide sports betting app later this year.
- Sports betting at Chinook Winds Casino Resort will remain on the property.
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Sports betting in Oregon will finally launch next Tuesday, August 27 at 9 a.m. But it won’t be through the Oregon Lottery, as many people have anticipated all year.
Instead, the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City will be the first place that sports bettors in the Beaver state will be able to place their wagers. The Las Vegas Dissemination Company (LVDC) will be the sports betting provider for the first-ever OR sportsbook.
“In our search for a service provider, LVDC stood out from the start. Their professionalism and experience have been on display from day one. We are excited to have them by our side as begin to offering sports wagering for our guests,” said Will Robertson, Director of Casino Operations in a press release.
The casino is able to run a sportsbook in Oregon due to the set up of the compact between the state and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon. Essentially, the way it works is that the tribes can offer any game that the lottery can.
However, the sportsbook at Chinook Winds Casino does come with a couple of distinct differences over the Lottery option soon to come.
The first feature that will stand out to those located outside of the Lincoln City area is that any sports wagering options that Chinook Winds Casino provides must be handled on-site.
“All of our wagering will be done in person. We will have no online wagering options,” said Robertson.
One advantage that the tribal casino holds is that it will be able to offer college sports betting in Oregon. The Lottery will only provide betting lines for professional sports when it launches. That date seems to be slightly postponed as a source told the Oregonian.
“Once we are satisfied with everything, we’ll move it into a production environment. Then we do one more round of security testing to ensure everything performs the same in the live environment as it did in testing. The testing will drive our launch date, as opposed to cutting corners to hit the first kickoff,” said the source.
The sportsbook at Chinook Winds Casino will open in time before the start of the 2019 NFL season and in time before the Oregon Ducks season opener against the Auburn Tigers. Both options will require bettors to be 21 years old in order to legally place a sports bet.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.