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One of the four states exempted from the PASPA back in 1992, Oregon should have been able to enjoy sports betting but that wasn't the case. In 2005 the state put a stop on all sportsbooks, but now the Oregon Lottery is preparing to launch a new bookmaking service, legal and licensed by the state. Oregon should soon have mobile gambling up and running.


Limited Sports Betting is legal in Oregon

Oregon Sports Betting Ready to Roll

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Sports Betting is coming to Oregon

Sports betting is about to take off in Oregon. Expected to be one of the first states to take advantage of the PASPA (The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992) taken down, Oregon stumbled off the gates but finally seems to be back on its feet and ready to roll.

Oregon was one of the four states exempted from the PASPA in 1992.

Having sport lotteries conducted by the state led many people to believe the Beaver State will have sports betting up and running in the nick of time.

However, issues between the state lawmakers and Oregon Lottery caused a delay that might ended up being costly to state’s long term plans.

The good news is that now most of these issues seem to be resolved and the state’s first mobile sportsbook is scheduled to go-live in the first week of September, just ahead of the National Football League (NFL) season kickoff.

Online Betting

Despite the delay, there were some positives in the whole process.

First, the Beaver State will have online sports betting, a feature available only in few states as of right now. The online launch is scheduled for early September.

Oregon will join Nevada as the only two states to offer online sports betting west of the Mississippi River.

Second, the mobile sportsbook is set to be complemented by the roll out of retail betting kiosks by the Oregon Lottery.

The land-based stage should start a little later as the Oregon Lottery plans to begin deploying new sports betting machines in early 2020.

Who is in Control?

The Oregon Lottery will be in charge of all gambling related action in the state. Some pending issues are still lacking the final touches and the state company has informed more detailed information should be available soon.

Additionally, the state-owned lottery has developed a series of strategies trying to revenue projection of its sports betting product.

Oregon’s Prime Location

Oregon is in a great position to roll sports betting as the neighbouring states seem far away from getting anything started.

The Beaver State will be the only one in the entire Pacific Northwest to have a full platform for gambling.

Washington State, California and Idaho have nothing established at the moment and are not expecting any action until 2020 at the earliest. That leaves Oregon in a prime position to succeed as only Nevada and potentially Montana will offer sports betting west of the Rocky Mountains.

Oregon Football

The Oregon vs. Oregon State college football game is called the Civil War.

Expectation for Oregon

Based on the original estimation, the state of Oregon should greatly benefits of the introduction of sports betting.

The total of transactions handled over the initial three years of operations are expected to be approximately $1.6b, according to early projections

Sports in Oregon

Sports have had a long time tradition in the Beaver State. From horse racing to greyhound racing, baseball to football and much more, sports have always been part of the state’s culture. Today, Oregon is proud to have two professional teams with great fan bases.

The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the most traditional teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Blazers won one NBA title back in 1977 and were a solid contender in the 90s, reaching the finals twice in 1990 and 1992.

Unfortunately, there was a guy named Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to 6 titles over that decade, one of them over the Blazers in 92.

The Blazers have been strong in recent years led by a young core that could make the team fight for a NBA title soon.


The Portland Trail Blazers compete in the NBA as a member of the league's Western Conference.

The other professional team in Oregon is the Portland Timbers of the Major League Soccer, MLS. Not a very popular sport across the nation, soccer has found a home in the state of Oregon with the Timbers having fans known for their enthusiastic support.

Oh, let’s not forget about college sports.

The University of Oregon and the Oregon State University have been strong in both college football and basketball for many years.

The Oregon Ducks are one of the top football college programs in the country.

The Ducks have won the PAC12 conference several times for the delight of its huge fan base. The Oregon State Beavers also draw big crowds for its home games and is often a contender not onlu in football but basketball as well.

The Civil War is the colloquial name given to the Oregon–Oregon State football rivalry.