Oregon embraces sports betting with new online portal

'Scoreboard' will allow people over the age of 21 to wager on most professional sports.

Posted: Aug 1, 2019 2:03 PM

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Lottery is rolling out a new official means for betting on sports with the "Scoreboard" app, which will allow people 21 and older to wager on most professional sports.

"This is the Oregon Lottery’s first entry into online sales and gameplay with plans to add in-venue sports betting at select Oregon Lottery retail locations in the coming months," the Lottery said in a statement.

Users will have to register and verify their identities online, then put money in their accounts — allowing them to place bets for the NFL, NBA, MLS, NWSL, MLB, and NASCAR. They will be able to make single-game wagers, or use options like parlay, live, in-game betting and a variety of others.

According to the Oregon Lottery, the app will be tightly restricted to users currently in Oregon. Geolocation services will be used to ensure that players are within state boundaries and outside of Tribal lands.

"Testing is underway on the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard mobile app and desktop computer interface to ensure the game, and player accounts, are fully functional and secure prior to release," the Lottery said.

The app is set for launch in time for the NFL regular season opening.

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