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Oregon Senators Trying to Kill Sports Betting

As staff at the Oregon Lottery is busy developing regulations so it can offer sports betting games this fall, down the road in Salem, at least two lawmakers are making moves to ban sports betting. The latest move came Friday when Senator Mark Hass (D-District 14) filed an amendment that would ban sports betting on mobile devices.

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5/29/2020

article Wildhorse casino reopens following months-long closure due to pandemic
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino reopened to the public Thursday following a months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The popular casino located just...

5/27/2020

article Area casinos reopen with temperature checks, mask requirements and social distancing
(Oregon) -- Temperature checks at the door and socially-distanced slot machines are just a few of the many changes you can expect as casinos in our area reopen. We'...

5/25/2020

article Four Oregon casinos reopen in past week
(Oregon) -- Seven Feathers Casino Resort reopened Friday after being closed for two months, an event that was met with enthusiasm by customers and workers, all eager to...

5/21/2020

article Three Rivers Casino in Florence, Coos Bay to reopen Friday with changes
(Oregon) -- The Three Rivers Casino locations in Florence and Coos Bay will open their doors starting Friday morning. As you come in, you'll have to make a stop...

5/16/2020

press release Three Rivers Casinos will reopen on 22 May
(Oregon) -- Three Rivers Casino and Three Rivers Casino Resort in Oregon will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, 22 May, at the direction of the Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower...

5/15/2020

article North Bend Casino reopens Monday but with big changes including temperature checks for guests
(Oregon) -- As businesses slowly open up in certain counties, that means some casinos will too. Two Oregon casinos will be reopening starting next week. State...
article Three Rivers Casino Resorts in Florence and Coos Bay to reopen May 22
(Oregon) -- Three Rivers Casino Resorts in Florence and Coos Bay will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, May 22, at the direction of the Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua...

5/14/2020

article Chinook Winds, Mill Casino will become first tribal casinos to reopen in Oregon since coronavirus outbreak
(Oregon) -- Two casinos operated by Oregon tribes will reopen to the public next week, becoming the first casinos to resume operations in the state amid the coronavirus...
article Mill Casino to reopen on Monday, May 18
(Oregon) -- The Mill Casino in North Bend will reopen on Monday, May 18. There will be limited hours and entry, and half the number of rooms and RV park spaces will be...

5/2/2020

article Oregon tribes’ primary economic engines stalled by COVID-19
(Oregon) -- When Oregon health officials identified the state’s third known victim of COVID-19 in early March as an adult who worked at the Wildhorse Resort &...

4/22/2020

article Oregon tribes’ primary engines – casinos – stalled by COVID-19
(Oregon) -- When Oregon health officials identified the state’s third known victim of COVID-19 early last month as an adult who worked at the Wildhorse Resort...

4/6/2020

article Three Rivers Casino forced to temporarily lay off majority of employees
(Oregon) -- The Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay and Florence has temporarily laid-off a majority of their employees. Since closing their doors on March 18th, their...
article Where We Live: The Oregon Lottery
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is the state’s second-largest source of revenue. Most of that money comes from casino-style video games. But, with bars and taverns...

3/29/2020

article Commentary: For better or worse, sports betting is here – although there’s nothing to bet on
(Oregon) -- While you were responsibly staying informed about COVID-19 updates or going down the rabbit hole known as “Tiger King” on Netflix, there was...

3/24/2020

article There’s One Clear Winner In SBTech Monopoly Of Oregon Sports Betting
(Oregon) -- The Oregon sports betting partnership between SBTech and the Oregon Lottery isn’t quite the bargain it was advertised to be. Finally released Tuesday...

3/18/2020

article Casinos close to slow COVID-19 spread
(Oregon) -- In response to recent state and federal Coquille Tribal Council and the Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians Tribal council will be...
article Three Rivers Casino Resort to suspend operations in Florence, Coos Bay at 5 p.m. Wednesday
(Oregon) -- Three Rivers Casino Resort will suspend operations in Florence and Coos Bay, effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The closure is scheduled to last...

3/17/2020

article Coronavirus in Oregon: Casinos, including Spirit Mountain and Chinook Winds, close for rest of March
(Oregon) -- Much of Oregon’s entertainment industry has closed down for business to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, and that now includes most of the...

3/10/2020

article BLOG: Oregon Is The Only State Losing Money On Sports Betting. But Why?
(Oregon) -- Few expected Oregon sports betting to wow the world with its lone online sportsbook. The Scoreboard app, produced by Oregon Lottery and powered by SBTech,...

3/6/2020

article SBTech Loses Again In Fight To Hide Oregon Sports Betting Contract
(Oregon) -- Gaming supplier SBTech is so far losing the battle against transparency in Oregon sports betting. A Circuit Court judge last week ordered the company to...

2/25/2020

article After Initial Projections of Profitability, the Oregon Lottery Will Lose Money On Sports Betting This Year
(Oregon) -- Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack will present some unwelcome news at the Lottery Commission's monthly meeting on Feb. 28. Scoreboard, the agency's...
article OP/ED: Oregon Lottery Scoreboard is hamstrung with college sports wagering ban
(Oregon) -- It’s no shocker, but our state managed to turned a sure-thing sports venture into a losing proposition. The Oregon Lottery will lose money on the...

2/10/2020

article Odds improving that Washington may legalize sports betting, but not like Oregon
(Oregon) -- A couple of years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states beyond Nevada to have sports betting. Oregon dove in last year. Idaho, Washington...

2/4/2020

article A Referendum to Setup Oregon Casino to Support Homeless Program
(Oregon) -- The western US is marred with the crisis of homelessness; lawmakers and residents alike are constantly trying to devise ways to raise funds to help and...

2/3/2020

article Oregon Voters Could Consider Commercial Casino in Wood Village
(Oregon) -- Two Oregon businessmen are once again attempting to open a commercial casino — this time in Wood Village. They submitted a proposal last week to change...
article Whether you prefer water or trees—or even golf tees—Oregon’s resorts have (Plus: A brief history of the tribes behind local casinos)
(Oregon) -- Water is in an Oregonian’s DNA. From Portland, where rain falls winter and spring, to the coast, where the Pacific Ocean laps our shores, to Central...

2/1/2020

article Proposed Wood Village casino will benefit homeless, backers say
(Oregon) -- The mayor of Wood Village thinks "three" is his town's lucky number. In 2010 and 2012, two businessmen attempted to bring a casino to Wood...

1/31/2020

article Developers try for a third time to build the state's only private casino
(Oregon) -- A pair of developers who have made two unsuccessful attempts to build the state’s first privately owned casino are trying again. Bruce Studer and Matt...

1/22/2020

article What Is SBTech Trying To Hide About Its Oregon Sports Betting Contract?
(Oregon) -- SBTech is going to great lengths to keep its arrangement with the state of Oregon under wraps. The European gaming supplier is suing multiple entities to...

1/21/2020

article Sports betting contractor sues Oregon Lottery, justice department, The Oregonian/OregonLive to keep contract secret
(Oregon) -- A heated battle over public records reached the boiling point last week when a company working for the Oregon State Lottery obtained a temporary restraining...

12/2/2019

article Oregon Lottery launches new responsible gaming training
(Oregon) -- This winter, the Oregon Lottery is rolling out new responsible gaming training to help Video Lottery retailers identify opportunities to provide free...
article Oregon Lottery Sports Betting App Scoreboard Posts First Month Handle of $13.1 Million
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile application, known as “Scoreboard,” notched a decent first month handle of $13.1 million, paying...

11/30/2019

article Sports fan won $81,965 on Oregon Lottery betting app after making $5 wager
(Oregon) -- One lucky sports bettor already cashed in big on the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard app. The player correctly picked 15 Euroleague women and Eurocup women...

11/28/2019

article Oregon Lawmakers Say Sports Betting Needs Oversight
(Oregon) -- After the recent launch of Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile app, Scoreboard, lawmakers in the state have begun to criticize the lottery’s...

11/23/2019

article EDITORIAL: Legislature should debate Oregon plan for sports betting
(Oregon) -- On the Oregon Lottery’s new phone app, people can bet as much as $250,000 in one day. Some legislators want to debate that number and other aspects of...

11/20/2019

article Lawmakers Say the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Needs Their Oversight
(Oregon) -- A 50-second exchange during a legislative hearing earlier this year has led to simmering, behind-the-scenes tensions between the Oregon Lottery and...

11/1/2019

article Live sports betting is finally up and running in North Bend
(Oregon) -- Sports betting has kicked off on the south coast. Putting a wager on a ball game is a new thing here at the Mill Casino in North Bend. “It's...

10/30/2019

article Oregon Lottery sends $1.2 million in state funds to the Bank of George, a key partner in state’s new sports betting game
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery has sent nearly $1.2 million to the Bank of George, a key player in its sports betting operation. Treasury officials said Wednesday that...
article The Oregon Lottery is Keeping the Money It Collects From Sports Betting in an Unlikely Place
(Oregon) -- The bank that has held at least $2 million in deposits for the Oregon Lottery's new sports-betting app is far from a household name. The lottery's...

10/29/2019

article Gambling App Could Bring Revenue, and Unexpected Cost
(Oregon) -- Scoreboard, the Oregon Lottery’s new app-based sport betting game, is intended to be a valuable source of state revenue, as well as a tool to engage a...

10/28/2019

article Did the Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Crash?
(Oregon) -- Reports that the Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard sports betting app “crashed” the day before it went live are untrue, lottery spokesman Matt...

10/20/2019

article Users of Oregon Lottery's new sports betting app wager $500,000 by first NFL Sunday
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery unveiled their sports betting app this week, and today was the first Sunday with pro-football. The state said thousands of people have...

10/18/2019

article Geotracking tech cuts off sports bets
(Oregon) -- Some Pendleton-area folks might have a harder time than others signing onto the Oregon Lottery’s new sports betting phone app. The Lottery on Wednesday...
article Lottery’s sports-wagering service already a winner
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery debuted a new sports-wagering service this week, but Duck football fans won’t be able to put their money where their mouths are by...
article Oregon Lottery sports betting platform up and running, some users reporting trouble
(Oregon) -- It’s official: the new Oregon Lottery sports-betting app is up and running. “Scoreboard” launched for the first time on Wednesday, but a...
article OP/ED: What the Oregon Lottery’s sports betting app could mean for problem gamblers
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s highly anticipated online sports betting product that launched this week, called Scoreboard, marks the first time the organization...

10/17/2019

article Go West! Oregon Lottery Launches Mobile Sports Betting
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery on Wednesday officially launched its “Scoreboard” sports betting app, making it the first state in the West to offer state-...
article Scoreboard Sports Betting App Now Available In Oregon
(Oregon) -- On Wednesday, the Oregon Lottery launched the much anticipated OR sports betting app, Scoreboard. Scoreboard is the only legal sports betting app in Oregon...

10/16/2019

article Oregon Lottery launches sports betting app
(Oregon) -- On Wednesday, the Oregon Lottery launched its sports betting app, Scoreboard. The app will allow people within the state of Oregon to place legal wagers on...
article Oregon Lottery Releases New Mobile Sports Betting Game
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery released its new online sports betting game, allowing people to bet on all their favorite sports from the comfort of their own homes.
article Oregon Set to Launch Sports Betting App
(Oregon) -- Oregon is set to join 12 other states in offering a legal mobile sports betting app. Gambling expert Steve Maltepes joins us to discuss.

10/15/2019

article Oregon Lottery to launch sports betting app Scoreboard with an expected $300 million in wagers
(Oregon) -- Matt Shelby’s memory was vivid, as if he were in college at the University of Oregon last week, sitting in his dorm room contemplating the weekend...

10/9/2019

article The Oregon Lottery May Take Bets as High as $250,000 on Its New Sports Gambling App
(Oregon) -- As the Oregon Lottery hurtles toward high-stakes online sports betting, critics say the results could be ruinous. "It is absolutely a public policy issue...

10/7/2019

article Oregon Lottery to rollout sports betting app
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is getting ready to release its sports betting app and hopes to bring in more revenue to the state that is currently going elsewhere....

10/1/2019

article Oregon Expected to Launch Full-Scale Mobile Sports Betting by October 7
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery said Monday its mobile sports betting app “Scoreboard” is just days away from lift off, with a launch target set for October 7...

9/30/2019

article Oregon Lottery Aiming For Mobile Sports Betting Launch Next Week
(Oregon) -- With the NFL season in full swing and the NBA and NHL seasons beginning soon, Oregon bettors are likely eager to start placing sports bets in a legal...

9/20/2019

article Oregon Lottery's Online Sports Betting Game Set To Launch Next Month
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery originally estimated that Scoreboard, its new online sports betting game, would be out before the start of the professional football...

9/3/2019

article Oregon Lottery unveils sports betting app; hopes to launch by NFL season opener
(Oregon) -- Get ready, sports gamblers. The Oregon Lottery is about kick off a new mobile app that will allow people to bet on nearly every professional sport, including...
article Oregon Lottery Won’t Launch Sports Betting Before NFL Season Begins
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery’s “Scoreboard” app won’t launch ahead of the NFL season, a Lottery spokesman told Sports Handle Tuesday. The app,...

8/24/2019

article Lincoln City casino to start sports betting Tuesday
(Oregon) -- The sports betting era in Oregon will begin Tuesday, when the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City starts up its games. “We’re expecting it to be...

8/17/2019

article Oregon Online Sports Betting May Get Delayed Start
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery may miss the planned kick-off date for legal digital sports betting — the start of the pro football season — which falls on...

8/15/2019

article An Oregon Casino Could Be The First To Offer A Legal Sportsbook In The State
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery appears to have competition in the world of legalized sports betting. And it has yet to even launch. According to a representative with...

8/1/2019

article Oregon embraces sports betting with new online portal
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is rolling out a new official means for betting on sports with the "Scoreboard" app, which will allow people 21 and older to...
article Oregon Lottery prepares return to pro sports betting
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery released the name and logo Thursday of Oregon Lottery Scoreboard – an online sports book allowing players aged 21 and over to wager...
article Sports betting may return to Oregon before NFL season, Oregon Lottery says
(Oregon) -- Sports betting will be back in Oregon this fall with an online sports book that lets people 21 and up place wagers on their favorite professional sports. The...

7/30/2019

article Oregon Sports Betting App Bans College Wagering, Plans Launch Ahead of NFL Season
(Oregon) -- Oregon’s sports betting app won’t feature odds on college athletics when the network goes live this fall, as the state lottery tasked with...

7/3/2019

article Lottery Reveals Oregon Sports Betting Details, Including Launch Date In 2 Months
(Oregon) -- In two months, another state will join the ranks of legalized online sports betting. As a result, Oregon will become the first to do so in the Northwest. The...

6/21/2019

article Oregon Lottery predicts sportsbook launch will generate $141.2m
(Oregon) -- In anticipation of the launch of an SBTech-powered retail and mobile sportsbook, the Oregon Lottery has projected revenues of $141.2m over the first three...

6/10/2019

article Oregon Senators Trying to Kill Sports Betting
(Oregon) -- As staff at the Oregon Lottery is busy developing regulations so it can offer sports betting games this fall, down the road in Salem, at least two lawmakers...
article Oregon Senators Trying to Kill Sports Betting
(Oregon) -- As staff at the Oregon Lottery is busy developing regulations so it can offer sports betting games this fall, down the road in Salem, at least two lawmakers...

6/3/2019

article Concerns Raised Over Sports Betting Platform Contract Awarded by Oregon Lottery
(Oregon) -- Last week, Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack signed a gaming technology agreement with SBTech Malta Ltd., a unit of SBTech. That company is based in the...

5/31/2019

article Yes, Online Sports Betting Is Coming To Oregon, But How Soon? Very Soon.
(Oregon) -- Oregon Lottery spokesperson Matthew Shelby has announced that the Lottery plans to get legal online sports betting up and running before the start of the NFL...

5/28/2019

article Oregon Lawmakers Propose Bill Affecting Gambling Tax Breaks
(Oregon) -- In many states across the US where casino gambling is legalized, players have the opportunity to write off certain gambling losses at tax time. In Oregon,...

5/27/2019

article Oregon considering changes to gambling tax breaks
(Oregon) -- In Oregon, as well as in other states, certain gambling losses can be written off by gamblers when they calculate their taxes. This could soon change, though...

5/25/2019

article Gamblers could lose Oregon tax break
(Oregon) -- Oregon gamblers could lose out on a tax break that takes some of the sting out of a bad day at the casino. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would...
article Oregon Weighs Ending Tax Break for Gambling Losses as Tribes Oppose Bill
(Oregon) -- Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is leading a fight against a state proposal that would end a tax deduction for gambling losses...

5/16/2019

article Oregon Lottery gets pushback from legislator in online sports betting effort
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is making plans to launch a mobile app this fall that would allow people to place bets on sports games, even Trail Blazers games. The...

5/13/2019

article Gamblers could lose Oregon tax break
(Oregon) -- Oregon gamblers could lose out on a tax break that takes some of the sting out of a bad day at the casino. Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would...

4/27/2019

article Oregon Senate To Consider Bill Allowing Lottery Winners To Remain Anonymous
(Oregon) -- A proposal to start a state lottery a headed to a key Thursday vote in the Alabama Senate as supporters try to break Alabama's status as one of five...

4/22/2019

article Oregon Lottery planning for sports wagering
(Oregon) -- Imagine a day when you could go to a Portland Trail Blazers or Timbers soccer game and in addition to spending $20 on a burger and beverage you could wager $...

4/21/2019

article Oregon Lottery’s game changer: Big-league sports betting
(Oregon) -- Imagine a day when you could go to a Portland Trail Blazers or Timbers game and in addition to spending $20 on a burger and Coke you could wager $100 on the...

4/15/2019

article With Vendor Selected, Oregon Lottery Starts Developing Sports Betting Rules
(Oregon) -- One of four states grandfathered in with a limited version of sports betting under the now-defunct Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, Oregon...

3/29/2019

article State Lottery Commission Recommends SBTech As Oregon Sports Betting Provider
(Oregon) -- The expanding US legal sports betting industry is largely based in the East, but Oregon sports betting could add to the western profile sooner than later....

2/2/2019

article Oregon Sports Betting in Play as Officials Hope to Launch Ahead of 2019 NFL Season
(Oregon) -- Oregon residents may not be able to legally place any bets on the Super Bowl this Sunday, but all that should change by next year. In fact, regulators there...

12/5/2018

article A Looming Federal Decision Could Transform Tribal Gaming in Oregon. The Lottery Has Its Fingers Crossed.
(Oregon) -- Any day now, the federal government will decide whether to allow the Coquille Indian Tribe to open another casino, this one in Medford. That possibility has...

10/29/2018

article Oregon Governor Kate Brown ‘Hypocritical’ Over Tribal Gambling U-Turn, Say Critics
(Oregon) -- Oregon Democratic Governor Kate Brown has been accused of naked hypocrisy after hopping into bed with a Native American tribe that has to date boosted her...

10/28/2018

article Oregon governor changes tune about Indian gambling after campaign contributions
(Oregon) -- When Oregon Gov. Kate Brown opposed the idea of a small Indian casino for the Coquille Tribe in 2016, she told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that she believed...

9/26/2018

article Is Oregon About To Join The List Of States With Legal Sports Betting?
(Oregon) -- Two weeks ago the Oregon Lottery launched a mobile app for its lottery customers. Could this form the basis of the first legal sports betting in the state...

9/14/2018

article Is Oregon Governor Kate Brown Asking Taxpayers To Fund Her Re-Election Campaign?
(Oregon) -- According to Oregon law, public funds cannot be used for a political purpose. Yet, data we’ve compiled at OpenTheBooks.com shows a troubling pattern of...

8/28/2018

article Tribe makes big economic impact on County
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe of Indians makes a big economic impact in Douglas County. That’s the conclusion from a report recently issued by...

8/24/2018

article Wildhorse: ‘Jobs plentiful, candidates scarce’
(Oregon) -- On Wednesday, Wildhorse Casino and Resort sent out a press release that would have been unfathomable 10 years ago: dozens of jobs are available and Wildhorse...

7/14/2018

article Man accused in Oregon Lottery shooting threat apologizes, says he was mad about lost money
(Oregon) -- A Lebanon man accused of threatening to kill people at the Oregon Lottery headquarters says the email threat "was a terrible mistake on my part."...

7/11/2018

article Casino parking garage taking shape
(Oregon) -- Work is moving quickly to build a 380-space parking garage on land northwest of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort, at 1777 NW 44th Street in Lincoln City.

6/18/2018

article Oregon Lottery Prepping Mobile App, With Mobile Sports Betting to Follow
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is laying the groundwork to roll out Oregon sports betting with mobile/online functionality. The first iteration of the app, which will...

6/13/2018

article CTUIR a leader in diversifying gaming revenue
(Oregon) -- Indian gaming is a big plus for Oregon’s economy. Since 2012, the national industry has grown at a rate of three per cent a year for a total of $31.2...
article The Oregon Lottery Is Moving Aggressively Toward Mobile Phone Betting
(Oregon) -- A Jantzen Beach sports bar called Bradley's did more video lottery business last year than any of the nearly 4,000 other lottery retailers in the state....

5/14/2018

article As It Was: Slot Machines Create 1800s Controversy in Southern Oregon
(Oregon) -- Southern Oregon gold miners often gathered after work in saloons to drink and gamble. Risk takers by nature, the miners couldn’t resist trying to beat...

4/29/2018

article Oregon Lottery jackpots drop after reset: 'This wasn't an upgrade. It was a holdup.'
(Oregon) -- As a regular player of video poker, John Childress is well aware that the odds are always stacked in favor of the house, or in this case, the Oregon Lottery...

6/5/2017

article Oregon Poker Rooms Appear To Stave Off Bad Beat In Legislature
(Oregon) -- Most of the time, US poker players are focused on new places that might legalize online gambling and poker in the country. It’s not often poker players...

5/21/2017

article Roadblocks Arise in Drive to End Portland Poker Room Industry
(Oregon) -- While the Oregon House passed their version of a bill to shut down the Portland with little discussion, the story on the other side of their bicameral...

5/9/2017

article Oregon's tribal gaming history started in Canyonville
(Oregon) -- Oregon Native American tribes were slow to act when the federal government began allowing casinos on tribal lands almost 30 years ago, but the Cow Creek Band...

5/8/2017

article Portland poker room shutdown passed by the House
(Oregon) -- Poker rooms aimed to be profitable are soon to be baned in Portland as Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 2190, a bill that would amend the state...
article Portland Poker Rooms Under Threat As Oregon House Passes HB 2190
(Oregon) -- Portland has a thriving poker community that regularly play poker at the thirteen poker rooms in the city and also at the additional seven poker rooms that...

5/5/2017

article Portland poker room shutdown passed by the House
(Oregon) -- Poker rooms aimed to be profitable are soon to be baned in Portland as Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 2190, a bill that would amend the state...

5/3/2017

article Oregon Legislators look to close all commercial poker rooms in the state
(Oregon) -- All of Oregon’s commercial poker rooms could be headed toward closure if the Senate and Gov. Kate Brown sign onto a bill that was passed in the Oregon...
article Oregon Poker rooms in peril as House OKs Social Game Bill
(Oregon) -- Oregon moves closer to shutting down poker rooms in the state after the House of Representatives approved the Social Game Bill. House Bill 2190, which aims...

5/2/2017

article Oregon bill aims to close Poker rooms
(Oregon) -- Poker room operators in the US state of Oregon may be forced out of business if a new bill passes through the states legislature. The bill, known as HB 2190...

2/17/2017

article Oregon Governor Wins Big During Taxpayer-Funded Casino Trip
(Oregon) -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and her husband stayed in a hotel and casino on the taxpayers’ dime and walked away with a $5,000 donation to her political...

1/21/2017

article Coquille Indian Tribe’s casino plans closer to fruition
(Oregon) -- For some time now, the Coquille Indian Tribe has been working to create a gaming venue in the Medford area on property located at Highway 99 in Oregon. The...

10/31/2016

article George named to school board
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort & Casino Chief Executive Officer Gary George has been selected from a field of 10 applicants to fill a vacancy on the Pendleton School...

8/15/2016

article Putting A Hold On Poker Parlors
(Oregon) -- Portland poker parlors are in turmoil after city regulators pledged to crack down on their use of “volunteer” dealers who earn their pay via tips...

7/5/2016

article International sales plan pitched to the Oregon Lottery
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery Commission has been pitched a controversial proposal that would make it easier for players from outside of the United States to purchase...

7/4/2016

article The Lotter Pushing Oregon Lottery To Expand International Online Sales
(Oregon) -- A proposal to make it easier for people to purchase Oregon Lottery tickets online from outside the United States is dividing the state’s politicians...

6/22/2016

article Oregon Lottery adds 'responsible gambling' training for retailers
(Oregon) -- Beginning this month, the Oregon Lottery is launching "Responsible Gambling & You," an online training program for lottery retailers and their...

5/4/2016

article No. 2 Oregon lottery exec accuses ousted lottery chief of shady personnel actions
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery's deputy director, on leave as part of a management shakeup, called himself a whistleblower and denied his boss's claim he bullied...

4/27/2016

article State pulls Oregon Lottery ad after Coquille Indian Tribe complaint
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe's objection to the state's offensive lottery advertising campaign has not fallen on deaf ears. The Oregon Lottery, in...
article Gov. Brown Fires Oregon Lottery Director Over Agency Management
(Oregon) -- Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday removed Lottery Director Jack Roberts from his job in the wake of what appeared to be a messy dispute over the agency’s...
article Gov. Kate Brown Removes Jack Roberts As Director of the Oregon Lottery
(Oregon) -- Jack Roberts is out as executive director of the Oregon Lottery. "He was terminated today," says Gov. Kate Brown's spokeswoman, Kristen...
article Roberts: Ouster at Oregon Lottery follows COO dispute
(Oregon) -- Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts was fired by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday over what the governor's office called "management problems."

4/26/2016

article Kate Brown fires Oregon Lottery director over 'management problems'
(Oregon) -- Gov. Kate Brown abruptly fired Oregon Lottery Director Jack Roberts on Tuesday, adding to a list of state agency leaders who've moved on since Brown took...

4/25/2016

article Oregon Lottery ad campaign pulled following criticism from Coquille Tribe
(Oregon) -- The latest Oregon Lottery ad campaign is being pulled from the airwaves in response to criticism from the Coquille Tribe. In a letter to the director of the...

3/11/2016

article Press play: Gambling addiction on rise in Clatsop County; few seek treatment
(Oregon) -- Allison Jewell’s gambling addiction started as entertainment. Never much of a drinker, Jewell would play video poker in bars on the nights she was the...

10/17/2015

article Grand Ronde Tribe purchases race track
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has purchased a former greyhound race track in Wood Village, fueling new rumors about whether a casino will end up on...

9/19/2015

article Chinook's new leader spearheads fight for recognition
(Washington) -- Every day for the last three months, the Chinook Indian Nation has addressed a letter to President Barack Obama about a subject that tribal chairman Tony...

9/17/2015

article Changes needed in way Oregon Lottery operates
(Oregon) -- State lawmakers must look for ways to eliminate some of the dens of addiction that the Oregon Lottery currently supports. If necessary, lawmakers should...

8/31/2015

article Audit shows state allowing illegal casinos
(Oregon) -- The Oregon State Lottery has failed to apply its own regulations designed to enforce the state Constitutional ban on non-tribal casinos, according to a state...

8/28/2015

article 'Little casinos'? Cash-cow 'delis' flout Oregon Lottery rules, audit finds
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery has failed to flag cash-cow "delis" that might be operating illegally as casinos, a state report has found — in part...
article Audit: Oregon Lottery can’t detect illegal casinos
(Oregon) -- A state audit says the Oregon Lottery is unable to detect businesses that may be using video poker machines to operate as illegal casinos.
article Lottery director answers criticism after audit questions casino rules
(Oregon) -- The director of the Oregon Lottery responded to criticism in the wake of a state audit this week that called on officials to clarify the state's "...

8/27/2015

article Oregon Audit: Lottery Policies Have Allowed De Facto Casinos
(Oregon) -- A new report Thursday from the Oregon Secretary of State says lax enforcement has allowed hundreds of de facto casinos across the state. Non-tribal casinos...
article What's a casino? Oregon rules unclear, audit finds
(Oregon) -- When is a casino not a casino? In Oregon, it’s hard to tell, a new state audit says. Video gambling machines are a major source of income for a number...

6/26/2015

article New Machines Boost Oregon Lottery Numbers
(Oregon) -- New is apparently better for Oregon gamblers, at least in one sense. The Oregon Lottery began installing new video lottery machines (VLMs) last year, and its...
article Oregon Lottery Commission chair steps down
(Oregon) -- The chair of the Oregon Lottery Commission is stepping down after her law firm filed a lawsuit against the lottery. Elisa Dozono's resignation takes...

6/19/2015

article New Oregon Video Lottery Machines Generate More Revenues and Controversy
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is replacing old video lottery machines with new VLMs and the move is causing gambling recovery advocates to protest. The rollout of the...

6/16/2015

article New Machines Help Boost Oregon Lottery Sales, But At What Cost?
(Oregon) -- Over the past year, the state has been replacing its old video lottery terminals with new state-of-the-art machines. Since the new machines began going in,...
article Oregon Casinos are Losing Revenue: How are Tribes Impacted?
(Oregon) -- Money flowing to Oregon's tribal casinos has stagnated, as revenue in the gambling industry has reached the lowest dip since its peak in 2006. Low casino...

6/15/2015

article New Machines Help Boost Oregon Lottery Sales, But At What Cost?
(Oregon) -- Over the past year, the state has been replacing its old video lottery terminals with new state-of-the-art machines. Since the new machines began going in,...

6/12/2015

article Three Rivers Casino now open in Empire
(Oregon) -- After months of construction, Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay and its 250 new games opened last month. The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw...

6/11/2015

article NEW DETAILS: Chinook Casino Celebration
(Oregon) -- Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, celebrates 20 years in business in 2015.

6/1/2015

article Lottery reform: Committee kills bill charting socioeconomics of video slots, poker games
(Oregon) -- Bipartisan legislation that would have required the Oregon Lottery to chart socioeconomic data for its thousands of video gambling terminals died abruptly...

5/8/2015

article New Tribal Casino Opens In Oregon
(Oregon) -- Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay opened its doors on Thursday. It is one of 10 casinos in the state. There’s another Three Rivers Casino Resort in Florence...

5/2/2015

article Coastal tribe opening casino next week in Coos Bay
(Oregon) -- A new Indian casino is expected to open next week in Coos Bay, the second operated by a coastal tribal group. The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua...
article Coos County officials propose Transient Lodging Tax
(Oregon) -- The past several weeks the Board of Commissioners have been reviewing the county’s budget and as expected there is a 10% shortfall of the necessary...

4/30/2015

article House OKs bill placing Oregon Lottery's problem-gambling code in state law
(Oregon) -- The House on Thursday approved legislation that would enshrine in state law the Oregon Lottery's 2014 code on how best to balance problem gambling with...
article Oregon Lottery: Facing difficult politics, gambling reformers forced to play long game
(Oregon) -- Stymied by past failures and an inhospitable political climate, lawmakers pushing gambling reforms for the Oregon Lottery have come to grips with a difficult...

4/28/2015

article Would-be casino debuts on market at $11.2 million
(Oregon) -- Property owners want $11.2 million for the former Wood Village dog track that's spent the last few years empty while an effort to turn it into a casino...

4/27/2015

article Oregon Lottery celebrates 30 years
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery celebrated it’s 30th anniversary on Monday, complete with four cakes and ample applause. More than 100 people gathered in the lobby...

4/23/2015

article Oregon Lottery: Bill would map video gambling machines against neighborhood wealth
(Oregon) -- The Oregon House on Thursday waved along legislation targeting state-sponsored video gambling, approving a bill that would map out Oregon Lottery terminals...

3/17/2015

article Greyhound Racing Ban Falters In Oregon Legislature
(Oregon) -- You might think that a bill that would outlaw something that doesn't even take place in Oregon might sail through the legislature. But that isn't the...

3/8/2015

article Tourism heating up in Lane County
(Oregon) -- Hotels and motels are busier and plans for new hotels are being drawn up — three in the last five months. Eugene Airport is bustling. A Florence casino...

12/10/2014

article Rep. Carolyn Tomei goes one last round with Oregon Lottery over addictive gambling
(Oregon) -- Retiring Milwaukie Rep. Carolyn Tomei had one last go Tuesday at a favorite target: the Oregon Lottery and its lucrative but often addictive video slot...

11/2/2014

article Coos Bay casino construction on schedule
(Oregon) -- With the exception of last week’s horrendous weather conditions, the construction of Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay is right on schedule as this year...

10/11/2014

article Gambling left behind by the broader economic recovery in Oregon, elsewhere
(Oregon) -- A new report shows Oregon video lottery sales plummeted in the recession and have yet to recover. The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis says such sales have...

4/26/2014

article Proposed Medford casino: the letters Pt. 1
(Oregon) -- It's been just over a year and a half since the Coquille Indian Tribe announced plans to build and open a casino in Medford. The idea has received...
article Proposed Medford casino: the letters Pt. 2
(Oregon) -- On Thursday night, NBC 5 revealed the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians offered to pay 110% of what the Coquille Indian Tribe paid for the Medford...

3/5/2014

article Editorial: Online lottery ticket sales a bad idea
(Oregon) -- Loveland state representative Brian DelGrosso is leading an effort to prohibit the sale of Colorado lottery tickets online.

3/4/2014

article Lottery for Oregon vets, liquor task force bill get new life at Legislature
(Oregon) -- Two bills considered dead or sidelined have popped back up at the Oregon Legislature. One would establish a new lottery game with the profits targeted for...

2/28/2014

article School delights in keeping 'Chieftains' moniker
(Oregon) -- Legislation headed to Gov. John Kitzhaber's desk that would allow schools to keep their Indian mascots if they can work out agreements with local tribes...

2/19/2014

article Online gambling: With billions on the line, there's lots of action by states, feds
(Oregon) -- As the Oregon Legislature looks at laws to require the Oregon Lottery to focus more on problem gamblers, other states are diving headlong into the brave, not...

11/28/2013

article Oregon Lottery: The Internet takes gambling into living rooms
(Oregon) -- For a glimpse at the next frontier of state lottery gambling, take a look at Delaware. This month, the state became the first in the nation to launch full-on...

11/16/2013

article Court affirms Oregon governor's authority on gambling compacts, rejects casino challenge
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the governor's right to enter into tribal gambling compacts. A group of property owners from the coastal city of...
article Court upholds tribal casino decision
(Oregon) -- A state appeals court has upheld the governor’s ability to allow casinos on tribal land, in a ruling that stems from a lawsuit challenging the approval...

8/21/2013

article Kitzhaber vetoes mascot bill
(Oregon) -- As expected, Gov. John Kitzhaber vetoed SB 215, a bill that would have allowed school districts with Native American mascot names, such Reedsport Braves and...

8/8/2013

article Detective suspended on accusation of public sexual activity with prostitute
(Oregon) -- An Oregon State Police detective has been suspended without pay following an accusation that he engaged in sexual activity with a prostitute in public.
article On-duty detective caught with prostitute in bushes, Ore. police say
(Oregon) -- An on-duty Oregon State Police detective was caught Tuesday afternoon with a prostitute in a bush off SE Johnson Creek Boulevard, according to a state police...
article OSP detective cited after being caught with prostitute
(Oregon) -- An Oregon State Police detective based in Salem was suspended without pay after he was cited by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly...

7/8/2013

article Banks School District will ask to keep Braves mascot if bill becomes law
(Oregon) -- Banks School District Superintendent Bob Huston says the district will seek written approval from a local Native American tribe to remain the home of the...

6/14/2013

article Oregon Bill Banning Poker Clubs Dead
(Oregon) -- A bill that would have closed Oregon poker clubs has died in the state legislature. Private card clubs offer cash games and tournaments. These clubs operate...

5/30/2013

article Oregon Bill Allows Schools to Keep American Indian Mascots If They Get Tribal Approval
(Oregon) -- As controversy continues to swirl around the use of American Indians in team names and mascots, especially the Washington Redskins of late, an Oregon bill...

5/23/2013

article Oregon Legislature OKs instant racing machines at Portland Meadows
(Oregon) -- Portland Meadows racetrack has won final legislative approval to add instant racing machines.

5/15/2013

article Private Oregon poker clubs are not 'scofflaw, outlaw organizations,' says fan
(Oregon) -- The debate over Portland's private poker clubs heated up Wednesday, with a lawmaker charging they are operating illegally and players countering that...
article OP/ED: Why Oregon's non-casino poker rooms should stay safe and legal
(Oregon) -- In a few minutes, I’ll be testifying against House Bill 3518, which would shut down the growing number of poker rooms operating in Portland and in...

4/10/2013

article Senate: Native school mascots can stay with local tribe's OK
(Oregon) -- A state policy that requires schools to erase Native American logos from uniforms, sports fields, trophy cases and other items would be loosened under a bill...

4/8/2013

article 'Reservation shopping' at center of tribal casino tiff
(Oregon) -- A congressional effort led by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein hopes to slow the proliferation of tribal casinos. And the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of...
article Oregon Senate will vote on bill providing mascot ban loophole
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Senate will vote Wednesday on a measure allowing schools with Native American mascots to sidestep a statewide ban adopted last year.

3/20/2013

article Changes Loom Over Lottery Row
(Oregon) -- If Oregon House speaker Tina Kotek has her way, change is coming to Hayden Islands troubled "Lottery Row". The Democrat who represents the the...
article Lottery 'casinos,' problem bars face crackdown at Oregon Legislature
(Oregon) -- Bars where parking lot fights are common. Delis where the main source of profit appears to be the bank of video gambling machines in the corner.
article Lottery 'casinos,' problem bars under assault by Oregon House speaker
(Oregon) -- Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek launched a frontal assault Wednesday on problem bars and lottery outlets that she thinks have overrun Hayden Island and...

11/12/2012

article Oregon Casino Battle Spending Relatively Modest
(Oregon) -- The battle over Measures 82 and 83, which would have ended Oregon's constitutional ban on private casinos and sited the first such non-tribal gambling...

11/10/2012

article BLOG: Affirming a pledge
(Oregon) -- It speaks well of Oregonians that we voted overwhelmingly to leave casino gaming the province of Indian tribes. Since a 1988 federal act approving tribal...

11/7/2012

article Oregon votes no on legalizing pot and new casino
(Oregon) -- Oregon voters have rejected legalizing marijuana and development of the state's first nontribal casino.

11/6/2012

article Oregon voters say no to marijuana, casinos, estate tax breaks
(Oregon) -- Oregon voters were in a mostly naysaying mood when it came to statewide ballot measures, with partial returns showing all but two citizen initiatives headed...
article State Measures 82 and 83: Casino measures fail after supporters suspend their campaign
(Oregon) -- As expected, two casino-related ballot measures lost badly late Tuesday. Measure 82 would have changed the state constitution to allow private casinos in...

11/5/2012

article Oregon politicos enjoy payday from truncated casino campaign
(Oregon) -- The Canadian investors who wanted to develop a private casino in Wood Village may have called it quits on the campaign, but not before spreading some mad...

10/30/2012

article Grand Ronde Continuing To Spend Big Against Dead Casino
(Oregon) -- Nearly two weeks after Canadian investors abandoned their $6 million campaign to turn Wood Village into Monte Carlo with a water slide, the Grand Ronde tribe...

10/29/2012

article Oregon casino proposal goes bust with voters (Oregonian poll)
(Oregon) -- Oregon voters continue to take a dark view of expanding gambling in the state with private casinos.
article Oregon Politics: Once again, Grand Ronde show political clout; how PERS stacks up nationally
(Oregon) -- Just eight days until the election, and we assume you're on track to vote...right? So with that dispensed, let's talk once more about those two pro-...

10/27/2012

article Oregon casino proposal meets familiar foe, the Grand Ronde, and suffers familiar setback
(Oregon) -- Three times, groups have made a run at developing a casino near Portland only to be beaten back by an Oregon tribe that barely existed 30 years ago.

10/25/2012

article Oregon Initiatives Could Open Door to Non-Tribal Gaming
(Oregon) -- The race to watch in Oregon may not be between people. Instead, voters, especially in the American Indian community, are training their eyes on a ballot...
article Two casino measures on the Oregon ballot
(Oregon) -- It's been discussed before, most recently in 2010: allowing a private casino in Oregon. But recently in this election, when supporters of the two casino...

10/24/2012

article LETTER: A tribal casino in the Portland area?
(Oregon) -- Elizabeth Hovde notes in her recent column "Private casino: folding, for now" (Oct. 21) that there are benefits associated with the private casino...

10/23/2012

article COLUMN: Oregonians weren't fooled by casino ads
(Oregon) -- It’s not surprising that in the wake of a great recession, political campaigns bank on providing jobs as a way to get voters to buy their product. But...

10/22/2012

article Coquille Tribe 'pleased' with decision to drop Grange campaign
(Oregon) -- Proponents of ballot measures 82 and 83, which would allow a privately-owned casino in Oregon, have cancelled advertising and dropped their campaign. The...

10/20/2012

article Column: Folding, for now, on a private casino in Oregon
(Oregon) -- They rolled the dice. They took a gamble. (Insert more clichés that fit the story here.) And while Measures 82 and 83 will still be on the ballot for voters...

10/18/2012

article EDITORIAL: Casino gambling in Portland: Endorsement
(Oregon) -- Twice in as many years, private investors who'd like to build a casino in the Portland area have been pummeled by Oregon's entrenched gambling...

10/17/2012

article Casino backers abandon campaign in support of Measures 82 and 83
(Oregon) -- Backers said Tuesday they are abandoning their multimillion-dollar campaign, but not their hopes, for voter approval of two ballot measures authorizing...
article Casino backers pull out, Kennel Club back in play
(Oregon) -- The former Multnomah Kennel Club apparently is looking for a new purpose after backers of The Grange, a proposed $300 million casino, pulled the plug on a...
article EDITORIAL: Casino rolls snake-eyes
(Oregon) -- In recent weeks members of The Register-Guard’s editorial department have interviewed about 20 candidates for positions in the Oregon Legislature
article Oregon private casino proponents drop campaign
(Oregon) -- After betting more than $5 million they could persuade voters to approve Oregon’s first privately owned casino, the Canadian developers folded their...
article Political consultant fires Facebook shots over demise of pro-casino campaign
(Oregon) -- If you think political consultants encourage candidates to say bad things about their opponents, you should hear what they say about each other.

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