Category Archives: State Lottery


Annual parking permits for state parks in Oregon are on sale through the end of the year. A release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said shoppers can buy a permit for $5 off the annual price of $30. Source: STATE PARKS ANNUAL PARKING PERMITS ON SALE – KQEN News Radio

Poppycock! Legislators uneasy with losses in Oregon’s sports betting app

If you’re going to make gambling easy and legal, people are going to gamble. Apparently, it seems, some of our state legislators are upset and surprised about the sums of money people are wagering – and losing — in the state’s new online sports betting app, “Scoreboard.” State Representative Paul Evans (D-Monmouth) is one of […]
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Editorial: Legislature should debate Oregon plan for sports betting

On the Oregon Lottery’s new phone app, people can bet as much as $250,000 in one day. Some legislators want to debate that number and other aspects of the new Oregon sports betting app. They should. But there may be a hurdle in the way. Can they do so legally? According to a legislative opinion, […]
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Lawmakers Say the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Needs Their Oversight

And a legal opinion says legislators have the right to rein in the lottery. A 50-second exchange during a legislative hearing earlier this year has led to simmering, behind-the-scenes tensions between the Oregon Lottery and legislators—and may determine the future of online sports betting in the state. Source: Lawmakers Say the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting […]
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$50,000 Powerball ticket set to expire on Nov. 21

Winning ticket was sold in Aurora on Nov. 20, 2018, but prize has yet to be claimed. A $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Aurora last year is set to expire if it is not claimed by Nov. 21. Source: Pamplin Media Group – $50,000 Powerball ticket set to expire on Nov. 21

Editorial: Don’t hide financials of Oregon sports betting

Sports betting is a multibillion dollar business. That’s not going away. So the state of Oregon’s launch of its own sports betting through the Oregon Lottery makes sense. People over the age of 21 can now legally bet through a smartphone app. Source: Editorial: Don’t hide financials of Oregon sports betting

Oregon Lottery sends $1.2 million in state funds to the Bank of George, a key partner in state’s new sports betting game

A month since it launched its new sports betting games, the Oregon State Lottery has had to send $1 million in state funds to a tiny Las Vegas bank that plays a supporting role in the sports betting games. It’s still unclear exactly why. It is known that the Bank of George is not on […]
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The Oregon Lottery is Keeping the Money It Collects From Sports Betting in an Unlikely Place

Ever heard of Bank of George? The bank that has held at least $2 million in deposits for the Oregon Lottery’s new sports-betting app is far from a household name. The lottery’s choice of a contractor, SB Tech, for Scoreboard raised questions earlier this year, especially as the rollout was delayed. But the choice of […]
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Oregonians Can Now Gamble by Phone

New sports betting app allows wagers up to $250K; creates concern for problem gambling experts. A new state-run gambling platform is ready for bets and is expected to garner millions of dollars for the state. Scoreboard, Oregon Lottery’s new sports betting game, went live October 16 and already has 21,155 registered users betting $1.5 Million […]
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Oregon Lottery Scoreboard app: Beginner’s guide to sports betting, understanding odds, lines, bet types and more

The Oregon Lottery Scoreboard App is live, and despite more than a few hiccups before and during the early days of the launch, the app has seen quite a rush of action as Oregonians over the age of 21 got their first chance to bet on sports in real time with their smartphones. Source: Oregon […]
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