Oregon Lottery has finally launched Scoreboard, the first online and mobile betting application provided by SBTech. Oregon joins seven other states in the U.S., which have legalized digital betting.
Scoreboard website is now active, and applications can be downloaded for Android and IOS devices via their site. The app is available for the most part of the state except the tribal land. Scoreboard is offering in-play waging and early cash-out options. However, staking for college sports events won’t be provided. The site is expecting traffic to increase this weekend when the NFL will be in action and betting activities high.
Oregon Lottery is planning to launch self-service betting kiosks, and lottery retails by 2020. They are also planning to revive the former Sports Action parlay betting product, which was legalized back in 2018.
Oregon has chosen to establish a state-run digital betting product rather than competitive private markets. Montana and District of Columbia are planning similar monopoly based lottery gaming. Greek tech Intralot is expected to supply them with equipment. However, D.C.’s deal with the company has been hit by several challenges. Similarly, the Montana deal has also raised red flags. Thus, the two states are unlikely to join the mobile betting sooner.