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Portland Sports Betting Locations
Portland Meadows is the main racetrack in Oregon. In fact, it’s the only commercial track in the state that has horse racing and pari-mutuel betting. It’s been operating since 1946 and will be redeveloped at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Portland Meadows has held plenty of big-money races in the past. Monday afternoon racing was introduced in 2003 and witnessed a handle worth over $500,000 – the first time that had happened in 10 years.
Can you bet online in Porland, Oregon?
Yes. Licensed horse racing and pari-mutuel betting is legal in Portland. Off-track wagering is also allowed. You can place bets in the Xpressbet Lounge or place legal bets online using the Xpressbet Oregon sportsbook. Gamblers in Portland can bet online, on mobile, and over the phone. Portland Meadows also has a range of social gaming including poker, e-games, chess, and fantasy sports betting options at the sportsbook.
Instand betting terminals
And in 2013, a bill was passed to allow gamblers at Portland Meadows to use instant betting terminals. Bets are placed on historic races with the horses’ names concealed from gamblers. But out-of-state gamblers have been allowed to bet on Portland races since the 1990s.
SBTech Lottery Betting and Sportsbook in Portland (Oregon)
In June 2019, the Oregon State Lottery signed a deal with sports betting software giant SBTech to facilitate their new online and mobile sportsbook. The Lottery may be ready to launch the state’s first legal sportsbook before the new NFL season begins. Retail sports betting in Portland could arrive a year later, in 2020 or 2021.
Sports Betting & Online Gambling Laws in Portland
Sports betting on horse racing has been legal in Portland since the 1930s. The Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act was passed in 1933 as the Oregon Racing Commission was set up. Under current laws, one quarter of Oregon Racing Commission revenue on pari-mutuel horse betting goes to the state. Three quarters of revenue goes to the state’s racing industry.
In 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned the 1992 PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) which had effectively outlawed single-match sports betting throughout the US. However, Oregon was one of four states – Nevada, Delaware and Montana were the others – who were exempt from the law due to previously existing betting legislation.