Category Archives: State Lottery

Oregon paved the way for ruling on betting

The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t exactly legalize sports betting in its decision earlier this week. The court nullified a law passed by Congress that prohibited states from allowing sports betting. Oregon was Congress’ target when the law was initially proposed — and by the time it passed, it was meant to keep Oregon’s sports-betting contagion […]
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Editorial: Oregon should push ahead with sports betting

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday overturning the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act approved in 1992 doesn’t mean much in Oregon. That said, you can expect a return of sports betting by the 2020-21 fiscal year, and the state could expand sports betting into other areas. The 1992 law barred state-run sports gambling, […]
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Could U.S. Supreme Court ruling bring sports betting back to Oregon?

With the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a ban on betting on college and professional games, Oregon Lottery officials may be open to sports betting. Source: Could U.S. Supreme Court ruling bring sports betting back to Oregon?

Will sports gambling return in Oregon? Lottery ‘very interested’ following Supreme Court ruling

A ruling Monday by the Supreme Court has opened the door for states to introduce legal betting on real games, too — the type of wagering that bettors in Oregon once enjoyed for nearly two decades. Source: Will sports gambling return in Oregon? Lottery ‘very interested’ following Supreme Court ruling

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Prompt the Return of Legal Sports Betting in Oregon

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a federal ban on sports betting, which could revive the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Action game. Source: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Prompt the Return of Legal Sports Betting in Oregon

Oregon Lottery jackpots drop after reset: ‘This wasn’t an upgrade. It was a holdup.’

As a regular player of video poker, John Childress is well aware that the odds are always stacked in favor of the house, or in this case, the Oregon Lottery. But an experience earlier this month drove the point home and left him wondering if the lottery was cheating its customers. Source: Oregon Lottery jackpots […]
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What city is luckiest when it comes to Megabucks?

A review by the Pamplin/EO Capital Bureau shows where winners bought their tickets and how they chose numbers. What city is luckiest when it comes to Megabucks? In the past five years, 24 tickets have won the Oregon’s Game Megabucks grand prize. In some cases, winners had to share the $1 million or greater grand […]
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At Last Moment, Oregon Lottery Agrees to Final Reconsideration of Portland Meadows’ Contract

Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack is giving Oregon Racing, Inc., better known as Portland Meadows, one final chance to save its contract with his agency, which was due to be cancelled Oct. 30. Source: At Last Moment, Oregon Lottery Agrees to Final Reconsideration of Portland Meadows’ Contract – Willamette Week

Reflecting on the Lessons of Vanport

Two Portland women received $1,000 each and $25 gift certificates to Portland Sweet Jam restaurant on Sept. 29 at the latest screening of “The Wake of Vanport,” The Skanner Foundation’s series of short films interviewing survivors of 1948’s Vanport flood. The event and the contest were both sponsored by the Oregon Lottery. The collection of […]
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Lottery prosperity vs. problem gambling

For 30 years, Wes Wood operated a successful construction business in Portland. Then, in the late 1990s, his father’s Parkinson’s disease progressed to a point where he needed constant care. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lottery prosperity vs. problem gambling