Oregon Lottery launches SBTech powered sports betting app
Oregon Lottery Scoreboard, the state’s first and only legal online sports betting program, has launched offering players opportunities to wager on their favorite professional sports.
The Scoreboard mobile app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and a desktop version is accessible from the Oregon Lottery website. While the iOS app is available in Apple’s App Store, Android users will download their app directly from the Oregon Lottery’s website.
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 2020.
Upon online registration and verification, players may fund their accounts and set wagers on a variety of professional sports, including NFL, NBA, MLS, NWSL, MLB and even NASCAR.
Betting options cover a wide variety as well, including single-game wagers, parlay, live, in-game betting and more. Geolocation services ensure Oregon Lottery Scoreboard play occurs within state boundaries, and not on tribal lands.
“This is an exciting day for Lottery, as we launch a new game and a new sales channel, “noted Lottery Director Barry Pack. “This game allows Lottery to attract new players – increasing revenue for important state programs without relying on current players to play or wager more.”
A spokesman for the Oregon Lottery said now that the U.S. Supreme Court determined sports betting is legal, the lottery decided to improve its presence so that the new Scoreboard app appeals to a variety of sports fans.
“Rather than having a game like ‘Sports Action,’ that started and ended when the NFL started and ended, now we’ve got a true sports book with ‘Scoreboard’,” said spokesman Chuck Baumann.
“It offers NFL, NBA, major leagues, soccer, auto racing, cricket, darts. There are all sorts of things — all the games that you would find on (a) sports book.”
The Oregon Lottery is also making strides to better address gambling addiction, since it is possible for any lottery game to be played beyond its means.
“We are thrilled to be working hand-in-hand with the Oregon Lottery to launch this exciting new form of entertainment in the state. The Oregon Lottery is true a pioneer in this space, being the first lottery in the US to launch on-line sports betting. We look forward to providing our innovative and experience-driven products, alongside our full range of managed services, to make this endeavor a huge success for the state of Oregon and its citizens.” said Melissa Riahei, President of SBTech US.
“This is an exciting time for the Oregon Lottery, as we leverage technology to enable Oregonians to legally and safely bet on their favorite sports. SBTech is an invaluable partner to us, and we look forward to using SBTech’s innovative products to provide an engaging, entertaining and seamless experience for our players.” Said Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack.
While the Oregon State Lottery is SBTech’s first lottery partner in the US, the award-winning company has extensive experience working with tier one lotteries around the world, including in Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Azerbaijan, and most recently entering into lottery partnerships in South Africa, Finland and Sweden.
Since PASPA was repealed in 2018, SBTech has established a strong foothold in the US, partnering with leading US operators such as Churchill Downs, Resorts Casino Hotel, and the Golden Nugget. The company has quickly become the ‘go-to’ multi-channel sports betting supplier for market leading brands, providing its partners with best-in-class, regulation-ready, flexible technology and software to power sports books, self-service kiosks and mobile devices.