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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