On Wednesday, Oregon Lottery launches Scoreboard. It is the state’s official and only sports betting app. Thus, players can use the app to bet on sports if they are in-state. The app accepts wagers on a wide range of sports events.
Scoreboard’s launch experienced several delays. It is finally open to the public after going through the final test during the weekend. The final test involved six players to test the service by betting on games in real-time.
Also, the Oregon Lottery allowed players to keep their winnings. In addition, the final test was to make sure players don’t have any trouble betting, depositing, and withdrawing from the app. After the test, the Lottery gave approval for the launch.
Oregon Lottery Launches Scoreboard
After Oregon Lottery launches Scoreboard, the state became one of 12 states with sports betting app. The lottery signed a deal with SBTech to provide the sports betting software. Also, SBTech operates the Church Hill Downs sportsbook in New Jersey.
Oregon Lottery picked SBTech because of its experience in operating a sportsbook. The company impressed officials of the lottery with its ability to enhance the player experience. They looked at many sports betting providers but they went with the sportsbook specialists.
Scoreboard allows in-game betting. Players can watch sports streaming on their laptop and place bets with the app. Also, Oregon Lottery signed a sponsorship deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Team CEO Chris McGowan told a political forum that the app can increase Blazers’ fan base among Oregon residents.
Players need to create a funding account with no minimum amount requirement. However, the app has a limit of $250,000 for each account. The FDIC insures the fund. Although SBTech doesn’t review individual bets, it flags suspicious actions for additional screening.
According to pay per head sportsbook reports, the app is geofenced to keep players from using it on tribal lands. As a result, players on a Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians’ territory can bet on sports in person at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort.