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Oregon becomes 12th state to offer legalized sports betting

Legalized sports betting has gone live in Oregon after the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City opened its sports wagering lounge on Tuesday.

Oregon is now the 12th US state to offer some form of legal sports wagering following the repeal of a federal ban in 2018.

Sports wagering at Chinook Winds, which is owned by the Siletz tribe, is limited to the casino. However, the Oregon Lottery plans to launch its online and app-based sports betting offering, the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard, in the coming weeks.

Geolocation services will ensure Oregon Lottery Scoreboard play occurs within state boundaries, and not on tribal lands.

The Oregon Lottery had planned to launch the platform in time for the start of the NFL season but that timeline will not be met.

Legalized sports betting will go live in Indiana on Sunday, when a new state law takes effect.