The National Digest

Oregon Lottery Delays Rollout of Sports Betting App

Sports bettors will have to wait another month before using the state of Oregon as their bookie.

The Oregon Lottery had hoped to roll out its much-anticipated sports betting app – Scoreboard – in time for football season. But agency officials now say it won’t go live until the end of September or mid-October.

Lottery staffers told commissioners at a recent meeting that getting the application up and running was “a mountainous task” involving the work of a large internal team and the coordination of multiple vendors. The application is now in a testing phase.

“The goal is not to give a date,” Kerry Hemphill, the lottery’s sports betting program manager told commissioners on Aug. 30. “The goal is to have a product that functions exactly how it’s supposed to” when it is rolled out to the public.

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