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Volume 26 No. 179
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Oregon Lottery To Debut New App Allowing Fans To Bet On NFL Games

The Oregon Lottery is getting ready to debut a "new mobile app that will allow people to bet on NFL football games during this upcoming season," according to Kyle Iboshi of Portland-based KGW-NBC. The app, called Scoreboard, will "allow bettors to wager on football games before kickoff, during the live action and even make prop and futures bets." The Oregon Lottery is "hoping to have the Scoreboard app up and running by the start of the NFL regular season on Sept. 5," but officials "admit it may not be ready for the season opener." For now, fans can "only bet on NFL games." But Lottery officials said that they "could revisit college sports betting at a later time." The app and the lottery website are currently the "only ways to play but eventually sports bettors will also be able to make wagers at lottery kiosks or at Oregon Lottery retailers" (KGW.com, 7/30).