New York post its sports betting figures, Oregon still on hold.
We have rather bad news for Oregonians, as the state won’t be ready to launch sports betting in time for the new NFL season, which will kick off on September 5.
According to available information, the Oregon Lottery needs to meet more conditions before it can offer sports betting to its customers. The whole process is moving forward, but it simply won’t be ready by that time.
Once the sports betting market in Oregon is up and running, the industry experts believe it will be a successful one, rivalling that of Pennsylvania.
What to Expect?
Oregon’s sports betting industry, named the Oregon Lottery Scorecard, will be launched in phases. Online wagering will be launched in phase one, offering customers the chance to bet on the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, MMA and more. Anyone aged 21 or older will be able to place bets online, provided they are physically in Oregon and not on tribal land. Geo-fencing will be used to make sure that only Oregonians can place wagers.
Parlay bets, in-game wagers and single-game bets will also be allowed. The Oregon Lottery will launch a mobile application, available for both iOS and Android, which will enable bettors and make deposits and withdrawals directly through this platform.
Phase two will see the introduction of sports gambling kiosks across the Oregon Lottery’s retail locations. However, the launch of this phase depends on the success of phase one.
Many hoped that sports betting would be ready before the new NFL season kicks off in early September, but that’s not likely to happen.
Commenting on the latest efforts, an unnamed source at the Oregon Lottery said once they were satisfied with everything, they would move it into a production environment and do one more round of testing to ensure everything performed the same in the live environment, as testing would drive their launch date.
On the Other Side of the Country
And while Oregon is getting ready to launch sports betting, New York has done that in mid-July.
Now, the first results are in, revealing the Empire State generated $349,468 in revenue in the first 16 days of legal sports betting, across two licensed properties.
Rush Street Gaming’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort was the first one to go live, on July 16, so it’s no wonder this venue accounted for the largest portion of the overall revenue, taking home $294,249.
Tioga Downs Casino launched its FanDuel-powered sportsbook a day later, but it only recorded $55,219 in revenue.
Since the beginning of this month, the state’s sports betting offering has increased with the launch of sports betting at the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort and Casino and Point Place Casino, with both venues hosting sportsbooks powered by Caesars Entertainment.
We can expect more additions in the coming period. Del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes have partnered with DraftKings and should have its sportsbook up and running by the end of the month. Empire Resorts’ Resorts World Catskills is planning to launch a bet365-powered sportsbook soon, although a specific date has yet to be set.