Oregon Sports Betting – Bet On Sports Legally In OR
Oregon was originally one of the states exempt from the Professional and Amature Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that ultimately blocked 46 states from passing domestic sports betting laws. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled the PASPA ban unconstitutional and opened the flood gate for states to start passing sports betting legislation.
In 2018, the Oregon Lottery announced that they were intending on offering mobile and retail sports betting before the 2019 NFL season. They also announced that they did not need any additional legislation passed because they already had sports betting laws in place before the PASPA ban.
Sports betting went live in OR via the Scoreboard mobile app in August 2019, and a few tribal venues also offer sports wagering at their reservation casinos.
Is Sports Betting Legal In Oregon?
Yes. Oregon is one of the sports betting states that can legally offer betting lines to its residents through the state lottery system. Mobile sports betting options were launched before the 2019 NFL season.
In addition, Oregon residents can legally bet on sports through online sportsbooks operating outside of the United States. There are no state laws or federal laws that prohibit OR sports fans from enjoying offshore sports betting options at destinations that are operating legally within the industry.
Oregon Sports Betting Laws
Oregon was exempt from the 1992 PASPA law due to the fact that they already had a sports betting service before the legislation went into effect. While their sports betting options were very limited, the state has now legalized full single-game sports betting online, and various tribes offer the pastime via retail.
Oregon Sports Betting Bills
Currently, there are a few pieces of pending legislation relevant to sports betting that deal with some of the details of the financial side of sports betting expansion. Our state bill tracker keeps records of all state bills that are still active. Here, you can view Oregon sports betting bills and stay up to date with current legislation that could shape the industry throughout the state.
Sportsbooks That Are Legally Licensed To Accept Oregon Residents
Below is a table made up of the best available online sportsbooks accepting Oregon residents. Our team of online gambling analysts has spent a long time sifting through the many online betting sites to determine which ones were USA friendly and safe for Oregon residents to use.
We check each brand for quality assurance by screening for items like legal licensing, regulation, betting line selection, wagering types, mobile/live betting capabilities, security features, customer support, and generous bonuses.
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Oregon Sports Betting Details
Here is where you will find the details surrounding the legal sports betting atmosphere in the state. These details are subject to change as law are still in the committee. State sportsbooks have not launched yet but mobile options should be ready before the 2019 NFL Football season.
- Legal Sports Betting: In-state, Offshore
- Oregon Minimum Sports Betting Age: 18 years old
- Online Sportsbook: In-state, Offshore
- Mobile Betting App: In-state, Offshore
- In-Play/Live Betting: In-state, Offshore
- Estimated Revenue: $5M+
- Eligible Operators: Oregon Lottery, tribal venues
- Commission: Lottery Commission
- Licensing Fee: N/A
- Tax Rate: N/A
- Tax-Funded: TBD
What You Can Bet On In Oregon:
- Horse racing, casino games, poker, and more. Oregon residents also have access to offshore sites that will accept their sports wagers in addition to the options listed above.
What You Can't Bet On In Oregon:
- No restrictions
Where Can I Bet On Sports In Oregon?
The Oregon Lottery system announced that they were going to expand sports betting in Oregon by offering state licensed mobile sportsbooks and sports betting kiosks. Both have now launched.
Biggest Sports Betting Cities In Oregon
USA Sports betting in Oregon is centered on college sports. The University of Oregon Ducks is a Division I program in the PAC-12 Conference. The Ducks have a strong football and men’s basketball program, both of which are available for betting via licensed offshore sportsbooks.
Their basketball program has been more successful in the past, featuring in the NCAA March Madness tournament, but their football program has reached the National Championship (even though they lost in 2014).
Portland is known for its quirky personality more so than anything else but you will also find avid sports bettors in the city of Roses. The Portland Trailblazers is a professional NBA team that has been having some success in recent years. Now that the PASPA act has been repealed and states across the country are enacting sports betting laws, some OR lawmakers have suggested expanding their domestic sports betting laws.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oregon Sports Betting
Will I Get Arrested for Betting On Sports In Oregon?
Yes, OR residents can legally bet online via the Scoreboard state lotto app and with offshore sportsbooks without violating any type of state gambling laws, as long as bettors are at least 18 years of age.
Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal In Oregon?
Yes. The Oregon Lottery's Scoreboard app is available to everyone in the state (18+). More legislation is expected to mold the sports betting industry at a later date. Offshore sportsbooks listed on this page do offer mobile-optimized versions of their betting sites as well.
What Teams Can I Bet On In Oregon?
Offshore sportsbooks do not impose restrictions on sports teams or state teams. Oregon has not officially nailed down all the details but we expect residents may be restricted from betting on college teams. While it is not illegal to bet on NCAA games in OR, the Scoreboard app does not yet allow it.
Are There Any Local Sportsbooks In Oregon?
Yes: the Scoreboard app from the OR Lottery. Oregon also has sports betting kiosks and tribal venues are offering betting lines as well.
What is the Legal Minimum Sports Betting Age in Oregon?
Oregon residents are allowed to bet at age 18. However, some casinos that serve alcohol or offer a video lottery only permit adults 21 years or older. Offshore sites will accept OR residents at 18 and up.
Who Regulates Sports Betting in Oregon?
The Oregon Lottery Commission currently regulates sports betting throughout the state. There has been some opposition and HB339 is looking to prevent the Lottery System from operating any game where tickets are sold online.
Oregon Legislation Resources
Oregon has several legislation resources that residents can take advantage of and use to voice their opinion and beliefs. Below you will find helpful links where you can get in touch directly with your Oregon state legislatures.
OR Gambling Resources
Oregon residents who participate in sports betting or other forms of gambling have state resources that they can use if gambling becomes an addiction or affects your life in a negative way. These resources are available 24/7 and can help you overcome gambling urges. If you or someone you know has a problem with sports betting or gambling, please contact the Oregon Problem Gambling Hotline.