Global sports betting and iGaming platform provider SBTech teamed up with the Oregon Lottery to launch the state’s first mobile wagering app early last week. The product, called the Scoreboard app, makes Oregon the eighth state with a regulated mobile betting offering in the country.
The Scoreboard is a trademark of the Oregon State Lottery, and it will be the only online wagering platform for Oregonians.
The Oregon Lottery signed a multi-million sports betting deal with SBTech in June this year, choosing the supplier over other well-known vendors like Playtech and Scientific Games. Under the agreement, SBTech will power the state’s online and retail wagering platform for three years.
Initially, the Lottery Commission and its implementation partner had announced that the mobile sportsbook would debut in time for the football season in September. However, the process of fine-tuning the product took longer than expected, forcing the Lottery to delay the rollout until this month.
Oregonians Can Wager Up To $250,000 On App
The Scoreboard app allows Oregonians to place wagers on a variety of professional sports events in the NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, MLS, MLB, WNBA, and other major competitions from across the world. For each featured event, there will be a variety of betting types ranging from single-game wagers to futures and parlays. In-play wagering is also available.
The application, however, does not offer bets on college sports events and non-sports markets like politics and the Oscars.
Players will be required to verify that they are at least 21 years old to place a wager with the Scoreboard Sportsbook. The other requirement is that the bettor has to be within state lines, but not on tribal lands. The app will use geolocation services to confirm the player’s location.
Also, the Oregon State Lottery has revealed that the Scoreboard has a feature that requires new customers to set a deposit limit when they set up a player account. The app will track the bettor’s deposits and send alerts each time they exceed the limit.
The sportsbook can accept up to $250,000 in a single wager, but the limit may vary depending on the game. The bets can be placed through the Oregon Lottery sports website or a downloadable Scoreboard app that is available for both iOS and Android devices.
Lottery To Launch Retail Early Next Year
The agreement between SBTech and the Oregon Lottery covers both mobile and land-based sports wagering, but the operator favored launching the online sportsbook ahead of retail operations.
The physical sportsbooks are expected to debut in retail lottery locations across the state in the first quarter of 2020.
The Siletz Tribe is already offering on-site wagering services at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. The Las Vegas Dissemination Co.-powered sportsbook opened for business on Aug. 27.
Under the Beaver State’s gambling regulations, the Indian Tribes can offer retail sports betting, but they are not allowed to operate online sportsbooks. However, betting on college sports is legal at tribal casinos.