- Betting on the Oregon Ducks is available at Chinook Winds Casino and other outlets.
- The Ducks have won their last seven regular-season openers.
- Auburn Tigers come in as the favorite with a spread of 3.5 points to beat.
PORTLAND – Oregon has legalized sports betting but what does that mean? Are there options to bet on the Oregon Ducks? Can Oregon residents wager through their phone?
With the new industry launching, the questions will continue to pop up because truth be told a majority of the state has yet to actually wager on sports and simply don’t know.
Only one venue in Oregon is currently open for business – the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. This US sportsbook will allow you to make a wager on college football – even the Oregon Ducks.
But Lincoln City is about two hours from both Portland and Eugene, so the population majority is located a bit too far away for some people’s preference.
Between drive times and potentially getting hotel rooms, the costs of placing a bet seem to deter people before they can even think about enjoying the newly legalized hobby.
In this situation, bettors may want to try their luck with mobile betting instead. The State Lottery is preparing to launch the online platform for Oregon residents, but this won’t be ready in time for college football season.
Besides, even when they do launch in a few weeks, they will not offer odds on the Oregon Ducks or any collegiate betting action. If waiting isn’t an option, and driving to the coast seems like it’s not worth the time, bettors will have to turn to offshore sportsbooks.
These outlets are still an option that residents utilize at their own discretion, despite the state licensing their own industry. Also, with customers from around the world, the betting odds for Oregon (+145) to beat Auburn (-165) will likely not come with higher vigorish from the local bettors piling on one side of the line like you would see at Chinook Winds.
With these offshore accounts, you can also find live betting action that has yet to be matched in-state. With the game kicking off in Arlington at 7:30 pm EST on Saturday, August 31, be sure not to miss any moments of the action.
Michael spends most of his time betting on over/unders and analyzing algorithms in attempts to beat the book. His focus on statistics comes from an early understanding of mathematics as well as knowledge of opportunity costs. Michael enjoys playing basketball and reading about the NBA whenever he has the free time. When he is not writing, he can be found in Mississippi hitting the sportsbooks and enjoying a margarita… on the rocks, no salt.