Oregon’s online sports gambling market close to launching
The Scoreboard betting app has completed its tests and is ready to be introduced
The Oregon Lottery, which is regulating sports gambling in the state, has put the final touches on its Scoreboard mobile sports wagering app, and it appears that all systems are go. Scoreboard’s launch is imminent, with a projected introduction of sometime within the next week. The only step that remains is to receive approval for its funding options.
Word of the rollout came from The Oregonian reporter John Canzano. He said on Twitter late last week, “Oregon Lottery has finished testing its sports wagering product and is waiting on final approval from banking partners (MC, Visa, etc.) before official launch. New target to be live is Oct. 7 I’m told.”
The plan had been to have the mobile solution in place before the start of the NFL season, but there were some last-minute issues that needed to be worked out. The app is being powered by SB Tech and Scoreboard is now only days away. A spokesperson for the Oregon Lottery, Matthew Shelby, confirmed the pending launch, stating, “We’re in the home stretch. Once everything is ready, we will do one final test of the system in the live environment. Hoping to be ready in a couple weeks.”
Scoreboard isn’t the first sports gambling solution in the state, but it is the first mobile alternative, which is certainly going to give it greater appeal. The Chinook Winds Casino Resort opened the first retail sportsbook in the state last month and, according to the casino, doesn’t currently have any plans for a mobile alternative.