PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon casino plans to begin offering sports betting ahead of the state lottery agency, which does not expect to meet its goal of starting by the time professional football kicks off.
Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City expects to open sports betting Aug. 27.
Chinook Winds sports betting will only be available at the casino and will include NCAA wagers.
The Oregon State Lottery also plans to offer sports betting games, but a spokesman says the agency will not be ready for the opening games of the NFL season.
The lottery spokesman says its sports games will likely not be ready until two or three weeks into the season due to technical difficulties with its app allowing bets from anywhere.
Chinook Winds Casino released the following written statement early Thursday morning:
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – Chinook Winds Casino Resort is excited to announce the addition of Sports Wagering to their gaming offerings. Las Vegas Dissemination Company was chosen as their Sports Wagering Service Provider. LVDC is a leader in the industry and will play an integral role in the success of this new venture at Chinook Winds. “In our search for a service provider, LVDC stood out from the start. Their professionalism and experience have been on display from day one. We are excited to have them by our side as we begin offering sports wagering for our guests”, said Will Robertson, Director of Casino Operations. The opening date is Tuesday, August 27 at 9am. The regular operating hours will be 7 days a week 8am to 11pm, offering a full array of professional and collegiate sports. This is an exciting time for the Siletz Tribe being the first Oregon Casino to launch live sports wagering in the state of Oregon. “All of our wagering will be done in person. We will have no online wagering options”, said Robertson. Once the bet is placed the guest can watch the game in the Sports Wagering lounge or just down the way in the Rogue River Steakhouse Lounge where the games will be available for viewing. Sports wagering is a fun, interactive way to enjoy sports and gaming at the same time. Not only will guests be able to enjoy their favorite slot and table game, but now will have the option to sit and enjoy their favorite sports team in an exciting environment. “We are grateful to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians for this opportunity and are looking forward to sharing our Las Vegas style of sports wagering with the customers of Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The support and cooperation we have received has been outstanding and together we will bring additional fun and excitement to this great property”, said Jay Vaccaro, LVDC. Chinook Winds Casino Resort, located at 1777 NW 44th St. on the beach in Lincoln City, is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Enjoy 24-hour Las Vegas-style gaming, 18-hole golf course, headline entertainment from some of music’s most legendary stars, three full-service restaurants, secure childcare facility and arcade, and a 243-room ocean front hotel. “Sports Wagering is Better at the Beach!”