TYPES OF CASINOS IN OREGON
There are several types of casinos in Oregon. First, Oregon law permits bars and taverns to have up to six video lottery terminals (VLT’s) that offer various versions of video poker. Additionally, racetracks are allowed to have up to 10 machines. The maximum bet allowed is $2.50 and the maximum payout on any machine is capped at $600.
These machines are the same as regular video gaming devices but are called lottery terminals because they are regulated by the state’s lottery commission which receives a share of each machine’s revenue. The machines accept cash but do not pay out in cash; instead, they print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier.
The average payback percentages for video lottery terminals at all Oregon locations are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of VLT payback statistics for all Oregon casinos that offer them.
Oregon has one racetrack, Portland Meadows, which offers instant racing betting machines. While these machines may appear to be regular slot machines, they are actually based on unidentified past horse races and the reels are for entertainment purposes only.
Finally, there are nine Indian casinos in Oregon. According to the governor’s office which regulates the Tribe’s compacts, “there is no minimum payback percentage required on the Tribe’s machines. Each Tribe is free to set their own limits on their machines.”
All Indian casinos in Oregon offer blackjack, slots and video poker. Some casinos also offer: craps, roulette, poker, Pai Gow Poker, Spanish 21, let it ride, three card poker, four card poker, big 6 wheel, bingo, keno and off track betting. Unless otherwise noted, all Oregon casinos are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21 (18 for bingo).
For more information on visiting casinos in Oregon, or general tourism information, call (800) 547-7842 or go to: www.traveloregon.com
Shown below is a list of all Oregon casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.