New Mobile Sportsbetting App Launched in Oregon
The state of Oregon has just become the 8th state in the USA to allow players to place live wagers using a mobile device. This news follows the launch of a Scoreboard app that was created by the iGaming specialist SBTech Malta Limited.
This app is available on both iOS and Android operating systems and offers a wide spectrum of betting options. These include the ability to cash-out, whereby players settle their bets early based on how the markets have progressed, and in-play betting, which allows them to place bets after the pregame markets have closed.
However, there is one big exemption: this app cannot be used on tribal lands. There is a concern that it will compete with the state’s only land-based sports book, which opened inside the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and is run by a local Indian tribe.
There are some limitations as well. For instance, players are not allowed to place bets on college basketball or football.
Oregon is the 13th state to embrace sportsbetting on the whole, with most of these states changing their laws in the last year following a major regulation change. Prior to this change taking place, it was difficult, near impossible, for any states outside of Nevada to set their own gambling laws. As soon as the law changed, the floodgates opened, countless new regional laws were passed, and many states have already enacted, or are in the process of enacting, new laws.
This app was launched by Oregon Lottery and they are planning to follow it with the launch of self-service betting terminals across the state. These will begin to be rolled out next year, further expanding the state’s gambling offerings and making it a force in this burgeoning sector.