Oregon Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Oregon
Online casinos are not legal in Oregon just yet. Compared to other states the laws around online gambling aren’t nearly as strict, and the only thing that is really clear is that it is illegal for casinos to take wagers over the internet. Horse racing and sports betting are the only legal forms of virtual gambling you’ll find in Oregon.
Oregon has taken its time with trying to push out any laws in favor of online casinos. The legalization of online sportsbooks is a sign in the right direction, but we don’t expect much to happen any time soon for virtual casinos.
Oregon Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Oregon casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Oregon, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
Land-Based Casinos in Oregon
Types of Casinos in Oregon
There are several types of Oregon casinos. 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.”
Options for Gambling in Oregon
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.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for casinos in Portland, Oregon you are out of luck. But if you don't mind driving, you can visit Spirit Mountain Casino which is 70 miles SW of Portland. But if you are looking for Oregon coast casinos you have several options as there are 4 along the coast in the state.
Gambling Laws in Oregon
Unless otherwise noted, all Oregon casinos are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21 (18 for bingo).
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