Oregon has reportedly become the eighth American state to offer residents the ability to place live sports wagers via a mobile device after its lottery launched the new Scoreboard app utilizing technology from iGaming platform specialist SBTech Malta Limited.
According to a Thursday report from CalvinAyre.com, the Android and iOS-friendly Scoreboard features a wide variety of betting options including in-play and early cash-out opportunities although users are prohibited from placing wagers on non-professional sports such as college football and basketball.
CalvinAyre.com reported that the debut means that Oregon has now become the 13th American state to offer residents some form of legal sportsbetting although punters are moreover forbidden from utilizing the new mobile innovation on tribal lands in order to avoid conflict with the jurisdiction’s only land-based sportsbook, which premiered inside the Chinook Winds Casino Resort from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in August.
The Oregon Lottery’s launch of the Scoreboard innovation reportedly follows last year’s invalidation by the United States Supreme Court of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protections Act (PASPA). This piece of legislation had previously largely limited legitimate sportsbetting to casinos in Nevada although its revocation has purportedly resulted in a number of states including New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware and Mississippi legalizing some form of sports wagering.
CalvinAyre.com reported that the Oregon Lottery is planning to follow up the debut of its Scoreboard service by rolling out a selection of self-service betting kiosks as early as next year while furthermore resuscitating its former Sports Action parlay sportsbetting product.
Matt Shelby, a spokesperson for the Oregon Lottery, told CNBC.com that the state now anticipates that the new Scoreboard service will chalk up first-year handle of approximately $300 million with associated aggregated gross revenues hitting about $5 million. However, he reportedly detailed that this latter figure could reach as high as $30 million by 2023 as the costs associated with running the app decrease.