The Oregon Lottery originally estimated that its online sports betting app, Scoreboard, would be up and running in time for this fall’s opening NFL season, but after a series of delays, Public Information Manager Matt Shelby said the app went live tonight at about 8:30 p.m. EST today.
“The website is live,” Shelby said. “That’s also where you download the Android version of the app. The Apple app will be available in the Apple store.”
Before the lottery felt comfortable releasing Scoreboard to the public, the app was put through a rigorous testing process to make sure everything functioned in a safe, secure manner and worked together seamlessly.
Scoreboard accepts no betting on college sporting events. The app supports single-game bets, parlays and in-game wagers on professional sports only. Bettors must be located within the state of Oregon and off tribal lands before wagers can be placed. Deposits up to $250,000 are allowed.
Bettors can use Scoreboard from the Oregon Lottery’s website, as well as their Android and Apple mobile devices. iPhone users can download the app from the Apple App store, while the Android app can be downloaded directly from the lottery’s website.
Oregon Lottery’s Three-phase Legal Sports Betting Rollout
The Oregon Lottery has a three-phase sports wagering rollout. Scoreboard, developed in partnership with sports betting supplier SBTech, is the first phase.
Self-service sports betting kiosks are the second phase, while the third phase is a sports betting lottery ticket similar to the Sports Action parlay game the Oregon Lottery offered up until the mid-2000s.
The lottery projects an early 2020 date for the beta version kiosk release. Once the kiosks are placed, the lottery will turn its attention to phase three. A lottery spokesman said a parlay-style game is currently being considered, but will require a system upgrade and that isn’t likely to happen until at least a year from now.
Chinook Winds Retail Sportsbook Open for Business
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, on the Pacific coast near Lincoln City, opened a brick-and-mortar sportsbook on August 27, in plenty of time for the NFL’s opening kickoff. Former Dallas Cowboy, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, placed the first ceremonial bet in the new sports wagering lounge.
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians operate Chinook Winds under a compact with the state of Oregon and have decided to accept wagers on collegiate sporting events.
In partnership with Las Vegas Dissemination Company, Chinook Winds offers Vegas-style betting. The sportsbook features 15 televisions while the sports bar, just down the hall, has three 80-inch TVs for bettors to keep an eye on the action.
Several other tribes are discussing the possibility of also opening sportsbooks, including The Mill Casino in North Bend, and two Three Rivers casinos, operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, located in Coos Bay and Florence.