Oregon Sports Betting

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Is Sports Betting Legal In Oregon?

Sports betting in Oregon is, indeed, legal. But it’s one of the quirkiest markets in the US for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, there is only one sports betting platform available to bettors in the state: DraftKings, which joined forces with Scoreboard. Scoreboard was the state-run platform that originally launched in Oregon because the state allows for one sports betting license.

There are a lot of wonky details to get into with regard to Oregon sports betting, so let’s start with the basics.

As mentioned, there’s only one sportsbook: DraftKings. Sure, it’s brutal that bettors only have one option. But on the flip side, DraftKings is among the best of the best in terms of functionality and ease of use. Everything about it is near-perfect, and it outshines most of the competition in any given market.

The other thing to note: Oregon’s sports betting age minimum is 18. That’s a major bonus for bettors living in or traveling to the state.

To bet online in Oregon, you need to be 18 or older and physically located within the state (sadly, being in an “Oregon state of mind” won’t do the trick). This means you don’t need to live in Oregon; you can bet online there even if you’re just visiting or passing through.

Though the actual sportsbook options are limited to a single platform, there are still plenty of sports to bet on in Oregon. We’ll dive into the options later on this page.

Now that you have the basics, let’s explore Oregon sports betting in more detail.

Oregon Sports Betting Overview, Timeline, And Background

In 2018, the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. This landmark decision paved the way for sports betting to become legal in the US. However, it did not make sports betting legal federally. Instead, PASPA’s downfall returned the power to the states. Individual states could now decide to legalize sports betting.

That’s why the US market is so scattered and different. Some states have dozens of sportsbooks while others have none. Oregon is one of the outliers with only a single sportsbook live, though as we’ll see soon, that could change in the future.

Oregon’s sports betting roots reach back to the 1990s. PASPA was formed in 1992, and Oregon was exempt from the Act’s stipulations. The state had already launched Sports Action in 1989. Essentially, Sports Action was a parlay-builder run by Oregon’s lottery. Players could bet on parlays and win money. Sports Action shut down in 2007, leaving Oregon bone-dry in terms of sports betting for more than a decade.

Following PASPA’s repeal, Oregon wasted no time in legalizing sports betting. Chinook Winds Casino Resort launched retail sports betting in August of 2019. The Oregon Lottery launched Scoreboard, its sports betting app, in October of the same year.

In the time since, Oregon has seen one major change and a second potential change to its sports betting market.

First, the actual shift: DraftKings took over as the sole sportsbook platform in Oregon in late 2021, “replacing” Scoreboard. We put “replacing” in quotes because it’s not a perfect descriptor here. DraftKings launched in partnership with Scoreboard, and while the initial Scoreboard app went away, its influence and input remains.

Second, HB 2127 was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives. The bill was introduced in January 2021. It intended to expand Oregon sports betting to allow for more operators in the state. Progress has been slow, and there’s no clear indication of whether HB 2127 will pass.

Still, it shows that Oregon is looking to bring its sports betting legislation into the modern era by allowing for multiple sportsbooks.

Which Online Sportsbooks Can You Use In Oregon?

There is exactly one online sportsbook live in Oregon as of this writing: DraftKings.

DraftKings Oregon

DraftKings joined forces with Scoreboard, the formerly available lottery-run Oregon sportsbook. If you try to play at Scoreboard today, it will redirect you to DraftKings, as the original Scoreboard app remains with extremely limited functionality.

So, is DraftKings a solid option for Oregon bettors, even though it’s the only option? Frankly, yes. DraftKings has a lot going for it. It’s fast, sleek, easy to use, and has great odds.

The one setback is that Draftkings, being the only sportsbook in Oregon, is a bettor’s only option to find lines and odds. You’re stuck with what DraftKings offers, even if FanDuel has a better line in another state.

Other than that drawback, DraftKings Oregon is a top-notch platform.

New users at DraftKings Oregon get a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000. If you deposit a full $5,000, you’d receive the maximum bonus. If you deposit anything lower than that amount, you’ll still get matched 20%. For example, a $100 deposit would get you a bonus of $20.

Other Oregon Contenders

Nothing is set in stone yet, but the Oregon legislature seems keen to expand the state’s sports betting market. If that comes to fruition, you can bet other major operators will enter the market.

Big players such as BetMGM, PointsBet, BetRivers, Caesars, and FanDuel are the likeliest contenders, though others are possible. Again, these details are only possibilities, and nothing is confirmed.

How To Bet On Sports In Oregon

Signing up and placing a bet in Oregon is very simple. Here, we’ll walk you through two processes: signing up and making your first wager.

How To Sign Up

First, make sure you’re in Oregon. You can check this by looking around for signs that say “Welcome to Oregon,” or simply ask somebody where you are…no really, just make sure you’re within Oregon state lines. That’s step one.

Next, download the DraftKings app or the desktop site. If you use a desktop, be prepared to download a separate Geolocation plugin.

Start the registration process. You'll need to provide some basic personal details to 1) confirm your identity and 2) prevent you from creating duplicate accounts. These details include:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address (doesn’t need to be located in Oregon)
  • Password (you’ll create one)
  • Social Security Number
  • Government-issued photo ID

DraftKings will also use this information to confirm you meet the minimum age requirement of 18 in Oregon. If you run into trouble, these details will help you resolve those issues.

Once your account is created, you can make a deposit. Use any of the payment methods offered by DraftKings Oregon. We don’t recommend credit/debit cards as they can be easily declined (resulting in a hold on your card) or come with interest fees. Instead, stick with trusted methods like ACH or PayPal. Keep the 20% deposit match bonus in mind, as it only counts on your initial deposit.

Now that your account is created, it’s time to place a bet!

How To Place A Bet

First, think about the type of bet you’d like to place. Most new bettors might like to stick to easy bets like a moneyline (one team to win), point spread, or totals wager.

Find the sport, game, or league you wish to bet on and select the bet you want to place by clicking or tapping on it. This will add the bet to your betslip.

Head to your betslip. DraftKings may open it automatically once you select a wager) and type in the amount of your wager. Here, you’ll see that DraftKings tells you how much you’d win if your bet hit.

Once you’re ready, select “Place Bet” and wait for DraftKings to confirm your wager is placed. Sometimes this can take a second. Occasionally, you may need to confirm an odds change. Review any pop-up windows carefully.

Now all that’s left is to watch the game you’ve bet on and hope for the best!

What Sports Teams Are There To Bet On In Oregon?

There are tons of sports to bet on if you’re in Oregon.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers

Oregon doesn’t have a lot of professional sports teams. The Trail Blazers are one of the biggest teams in the state and you can bet on them at DraftKings in Oregon. Basketball is a fun betting sport because it has so many wagering opportunities. You can bet on point spreads, totals, and moneyline. Additionally, there’s a deep well of player props for basketball bettors. Assists, three-pointers, steals, and other stats are on offer.

NFL

Oregon doesn’t have an NFL team, but the surrounding states do, and many Oregon residents throw in their lot with one of those teams, such as the Seattle Seahawks.

No matter your loyalties, you can bet on the NFL to your heart’s content at DraftKings Oregon. In fact, DraftKings’ market depth in terms of NFL bets is virtually unparalleled. You’ll find game props, player props, and all sorts of other bets available on the platform.

NHL

There are no NHL teams in Oregon, but you can still bet on hockey.

Hockey is unique among the big four sports (hockey, football, basketball, baseball) because there’s usually the option for a 60-minute bet, in which you’re wagering on the outcome after regulation play ends. Any overtime play won’t count toward your bet in this scenario.

MLB

Baseball betting is available in Oregon, despite the state’s lack of MLB teams. Baseball is a favorite sport among moneyline bettors. It’s slow and involves a ton of strategy, plus, games are typically expected to be close. This means moneyline bets tend to have better value in baseball than in other sports like football or basketball.

But there are still other bets you can make in baseball; peruse the DraftKings Oregon offering to find something that tickles your fancy.

MLS: Portland Timbers

If you enjoy soccer betting, you can wager on the Portland Timbers, the state’s MLS team. Of course, other soccer matches are available, including international teams.

Golf, Tennis, Other Individual Sports

You can bet on a myriad of other sports at Oregon’s Draftkings Sportsbook. Golf, tennis, darts, rugby, NASCAR, UFC…and many more. These sports tend to have interesting betting options because they aren’t played in teams.

NCAA

College sports betting is allowed in Oregon, so you can bet on your favorite NCAA teams.

Benefits Of Legal Oregon Sports Betting

Oregon sports betting has some growing to do, but it still carries with it plenty of benefits.

One Choice Makes Things Easy

DraftKings is the only sportsbook live in Oregon, so that removes any stress of having to choose between different platforms.

Plus, the added benefit here is a clear picture of the state’s sports betting apps. If you see any other sportsbook advertised in Oregon, it’s illegal and you should steer clear.

Nice Welcome Bonus

You don’t have the option to go with any other sportsbook, but at least DraftKings Oregon offers one of the best welcome bonuses you’ll find. 20% match up to $1,000 is a nice sum, provided you’re willing to shell out some cash upfront.

Practice Makes Perfect

If Oregon does expand its sportsbook market, you’ll have a great grasp on how signing up, placing a bet, and claiming promos works. Using the other apps will be a breeze for you.

Oregon Mobile Sports Betting

Many bettors prefer to use mobile for betting, and for good reason. It’s convenient and easy. Phones are now just as intuitive as computers, if not moreso. Every mobile user has an instinctive idea of how to navigate an app. DraftKings makes it easy.

You can get the DraftKings app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Download it like you would download any other app. Using mobile is extra convenient because the app will use your phone’s built-in GPS to track your location, whereas a desktop requires a separate plug-in to do so.

The other advantage of mobile betting is how easy it makes live betting. You can quickly read the odds and place an in-game bet.

Whether you’re at home, at the bar, or even catching a Trail Blazers game, using DraftKings Oregon on mobile makes betting fast and simple.

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