While Oregon legalized online sports betting back in August 2019, it has been slow to bring in outside operators. While there are three brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, there is just one online sportsbook, which is operated by the state lottery called Scoreboard.
However, as we near the end of 2021 there are rumblings and rumors of other online sportsbooks coming to the state, which we will explore later.
Can I Bet on Sports in Oregon?
Yes, players can wager on sports in Oregon, as the state is one of 26 states with legalized online sports betting. Players can bet in person at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park, or Spirit Mountain Casino.
If players wish to wager online, that will need to be done through the online sportsbook “Scoreboard” which is run by the Oregon State Lottery.
Do I Have to be a Resident of Oregon to Bet Online?
No, you do not need to be a resident of Oregon to bet online. However, to place a bet online you must be physically located in the state. This is tracked with geolocation software to confirm your location in the state.
What Is the Legal Betting Age in Oregon?
All sportsbook players must be 21 years of age or older to bet at Oregon sportsbooks.
Why Should I Join an Oregon Betting Site?
If you’re in Oregon and want to wager on sports, wagering at Scoreboard is the place to place your bet. There may be some other options for sportsbooks that aren’t Oregon-based, but those are “offshore sportsbooks” and are prohibited to use.
There are many reasons why you should prefer an Oregon-based site.
- They are licensed and regulated by the state.
- They offer welcome offers for new players.
- They ensure you will receive your money.
- Offshore sportsbooks often send checks from other countries, creating an additional payment hurdle.
- They offer accessible customer support.
In 2021, with states such as Oregon legalizing sports betting, the days of utilizing offshore sportsbooks should be long gone.
Why to Avoid Offshore Sportsbooks
Prior to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) being overturned, offshore sportsbooks were quite popular. In many cases, players wanted to wager on a game, but it was not legal and players couldn’t get to Las Vegas to make a wager.
This gave rise to sportsbooks based in other countries, but it presented plenty of challenges.
- Offshore sportsbooks are illegal to use.
- Players were never fully confident they would receive their winnings
- Foreign checks by mail require additional processes to cash.
- The offshore books lacked customer support.
- Licenses and regulations were much more relaxed.
Oregon Sports Betting Sites
Right now in Oregon, as mentioned, there is just one online sportsbook. However, the possibility exists that another sportsbook may come to the Beaver State in the future.
The one and only online sportsbook currently offered in Oregon, Scoreboard, is run by the state lottery. There is a mobile app for both Android and iOS users and it has a fairly simple, yet clean interface. However, being the only sportsbook in town, there are some aspects that are less than stellar compared to the online sportsbook community at large.
It’s believed the next sportsbook to come to the state of Oregon will be DraftKings. Scoreboard, which is powered by SBTech, was purchased by DraftKings. With this transaction, it’s expected that DraftKings will be taking over Scoreboard. So, instead of two online sportsbooks, it appears that DraftKings will simply be subbed in for the Scoreboard product.
There is not a clear timeline for this to be finalized at this time. With daily fantasy sports being a point of contention in the state, DraftKings has dropped the service from the state as this process becomes approved, seemingly hopeful that action will speed things along. However, with this move, players at Scoreboard will need to create a new account.
Though there are no rumors about BetMGM’s online product coming to Oregon, that remains a possibility. BetMGM already has a presence in Oregon, but as a retail sportsbook, Spirit Mountain. In coming to the state in retail form, the next logical step would as an online outlet.
How Do I Join Oregon Sports Betting Sites?
- After deciding you want to join a sportsbook, click on our “Claim Now” button to activate the welcome offer.
- Once you arrive at the site, complete the registration process. These processes are only a couple of minutes long and will require information such as your name, date of birth, address, and last four digits of your social security number.
- During this signup process, you can put in a promo code if available.
- Agree to the terms of service at the end of the process and hit submit. This will put the welcome offer in motion.
- Sometimes after signing up, you may need to upload a picture of your government-issued identification to further confirm your identity.
- After this, the online sportsbook will use its geolocation software to confirm you are located in Oregon. If you are, you’ll be able to start wagering after making a deposit.
- Upon making your deposit, if you have a deposit match offer, you should receive the bonus funds soon thereafter
How To Fund My Account
Your virtual wallet at an online sportsbook is usually found in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Here, you should be able to click on your balance and either deposit or withdraw. The entire process takes place on the site and you do not need to visit additional sites to complete the process.
Whether you are depositing for the first time or are an existing user, depositing at an online sportsbook is easy to accomplish. As the sportsbook wants you to deposit and wager the process is usually quite easy and streamlined.
- Click on your account balance, a deposit button, or something equivalent (usually found in the upper right-hand corner of the page)
- Select the method in which you wish to deposit
- Enter the amount in which you want to deposit (there are minimum amounts)
- If you use a method such as PayPal, you will need to login to your PayPal account to link it to your account.
- Let the sportsbook process your deposit, check your email for confirmation, and it will reflect your virtual wallet balance.
Some online sportsbooks may require that your account be verified in order to withdraw, or some methods may require you to have used the same method for deposits. However, the general withdrawal steps are easy to complete, too.
- Go to your account balance and select withdraw
- Select your withdrawal method
- Input the amount in which you wish to withdraw within the limits of the method
- Like with deposits, if you’re using PayPal, you may need to log in.
- After you have received approval, players will see their withdrawal with their selected method after the processing period.
When it comes to online sportsbooks, the more ways people are able to deposit and withdraw, the better. This opens it up for even more players to potentially participate, as players all have different circumstances when it comes to ways in which they can exchange money.
Online sportsbooks offer several different deposit methods to make it easy for new and experienced users.
- Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, Discover)
- Gift Cards
- Play+ Cards
- Check by mail
- Wire transfer
- Online Banking
- Cash at Casino Cage
Generally speaking, there will always be more deposit methods than withdrawal methods. With that said, there are still just as many ways to withdraw as there is to deposit.
- Play+ Prepaid Cards
- Check By Mail
- Cash At Casino Cage
- Wire transfer
- Online Banking
How to Download a Betting App
Mobile betting apps are vital to online sportsbooks, especially with the amount of time in which people use their mobile devices. This also allows for more monetary upside for the sportsbook as its product can be taken on the road.
Most mobile apps for sportsbooks, if available for iOS, can be downloaded straight from the Apple App Store.
There are a couple different ways in which players may need to download apps on their Android devices.
- Straight from the Google Play Store
- Head over to the sportsbook in a mobile web browser. The online sportsbook will usually prompt you to download an app. To complete this, follow the steps and tinker with your security settings so that a download can happen.
What Sports Can I Bet on in Oregon?
Players are able to bet on essentially any sport you can think of, with the exceptions being anything college-related. Here is a list of sports that you can expect to wager on.
- Table Tennis
- Aussie Rules Football
Oregon Betting Restrictions
In addition to needing to be 21 years of age or older, players are not allowed to wager on any collegiate teams or events.
Local Sports Teams to Bet on
Oregon is probably most known for the Oregon Ducks college programs. However, you are unable to wager on these teams due to the rules restrictions on college sports.
Some Oregon-based teams that players can wager on are the Portland Trailblazers (NBA) and the Portland Fire (WNBA).
In addition, due to the proximity to Washington, some fans in Oregon may root for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and the Seattle Mariners (MLB), giving them additional options to wager on.
Bet Types Available
- Moneyline: Moneyline is wagering on which team you think will win outright.
- Point Spread: The point spread is the number of points assigned to teams by the sportsbook in order to illustrate the gap in expected production or strength of the team. If a team has a point spread of -7, this means that a team must win the game by 8 or more points for the wager to win.
- Totals: Totals are wagering on the combined number of points in a contest. For example, if the total on the Trailblazers and the Washington Wizards is 200.5, but the final score is 100-90, this would be under. You can wager on the total in an over/under fashion.
- Props: Props are when players wager on micro-events within the event at large. For example, the number of passing yards a quarterback will have.
- Live Betting: Live Betting allows for players to wager on contests actively in progress. These odds will shift as the game progresses.
- Futures: Future bets give you the opportunity to wager on final outcomes at a later date. For example, wagering on who will win the NBA Championship or the Super Bowl.
- Parlays: Parlays offer high monetary upside. These involve wagering on multiple contests on a single ticket. Each wager is considered a “leg”. For parlays to be successful, all “legs” must win their respective bet. If any leg loses, the entire parlay is a bust.
- Round Robin: This allows for players to select a certain number of events and bet on numerous parlay options within the set of contests chosen.
- Teasers: Teasers usually involve manipulating the odds more in your favor, but at the cost of worsened odds compared to the typical moneyline, spread, or totals.
Oregon Sportsbook List
- Chinook Winds Casino Resort
- The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park
- Spirit Mountain Casino
Can I Play at Online Casinos in Oregon?
Right now, online casinos are still not legal in Oregon. However, as time goes on and more sportsbooks come into the state, these are often great opportunities for online casinos to open up, too.
When Did Oregon Sports Betting Become Legal?
Online sports betting became legal in Oregon in August 2019 with Chinook accepting the state’s first ever sports wager. The Scoreboard mobile app was created on October 16, 2019.
However the state was one of four states that already had sports betting prior to PASPA initially passing in 1992, making it exempt from the law that was later overturned.
Oregon Sports Betting Timeline
- 2021: DraftKings is rumored to be taking over Scoreboard in the near future.
- 2019: Online sports betting becomes legal in August and the Scoreboard mobile app launches in October
- 2018: PASPA is overturned, allowing for individual states to start the process of legalizing sports betting.
- 1992: Oregon was technically grandfathered in even after PASPA passed. Oregon was one of four states in which sports betting was technically legal.
- 1989: The state of Oregon offers people to wager on a parlay contest called “Sports Action”. This allowed people to wager on multiple NFL games, with a maximum bet of $20.