Oregon was one of the few states that was not subject to the federal ban on sports betting, but this was also a state that had no sports betting options. That changed in August 2019 when the state passed a law to legalize sports betting.
The Oregon Lottery offered online sports betting through a mobile app in October of that year. Tribal casinos were also able to offer in-person sports betting based on the gaming compacts, and the first tribe to do so launched their service in September 2019.
Even though Oregon has had sports betting for close to two years, the industry has not shown a ton of growth since 2019.
Oregon Retail Betting Locations
Chinook Winds Casino Resort was the first tribal casino to begin offering sports betting, and it remains the leader in the portion of the industry. The Mill Casino is another property that now offers sports betting, but it is not a popular destination with sports bettors.
Any of the tribal casinos in the state are able to offer in-person sports betting, but it has not become a priority for most of the Native American tribes. Here is a list of the other possible tribal casinos that could explore this in the future:
- Indian Head Casino
- Kla-Mo-Ya Casino
- Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort
- Spirit Mountain Casino
- Three Rivers Casino
- Three Rivers Casino
- Wildhorse Resort & Casino
Oregon Online Sports Betting Options
Online sports betting is available in Oregon, but there is just one option for sports bettors. The Oregon Lottery offers online sports betting through the Scoreboard App, and there have been some serious issues since that site launched.
Online registration is available for the Scoreboard app, but a lack of competition has limited bonuses and promotions, and the best odds are not offered on that site.
Popular Teams in Oregon
Oregon is home to just one professional sports team, but there are plenty of other popular teams in the state. This state could potentially get a professional hockey team in the near future, but nothing is certain at this time.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA are the only professional team in Oregon, and that makes them the most popular by default. Portland is a proud NBA franchise, and the team has had some recent success, which has helped them become more popular.
Even though there is not an NFL team in Oregon, betting on professional football is still the most popular. Most football fans in the state have adopted the Seattle Seahawks as their favorite team, and this is a team that has been very good over the past decade.
The Seattle Mariners are another popular team with both sports bettors and sports fans in the state of Oregon. Seattle competes in the American West Division, and they typically draw a large number of fans for home games. Betting on baseball is not extremely popular, but this is an attractive option in Oregon.
The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers are both extremely popular teams throughout the state, but they are not popular betting markets. Sports betting laws in Oregon prohibit sportsbooks from offering betting on any collegiate sporting events.
This could change in the future, but it currently severely limits the potential growth of the sports betting market.