LINCOLN CITY — Chinook Winds Casino Resort will become the first casino in Oregon to offer live “Las Vegas-style” sports wagering when betting opens Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m.
The race to be first was decided after the Oregon lottery delayed the launch of its mobile app and dropped collegiate betting, news that caught on nationally and will intensify next week when the first bet will be placed “by a former professional athlete,” according to casino officials.
The regular operating hours of the sports book, offering a full array of professional and collegiate sports, will be seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This is an exciting time for the Siletz Tribe being the first Oregon Casino to launch live sports wagering in the state of Oregon, according to Will Robertson, director of casino operations.
“All of our wagering will be done in person,” Robertson explained. “We will have no online wagering options. Once the bet is placed, the guest can watch the game in the Sports Wagering Lounge or just down the way in the Rogue River Steakhouse Lounge, where the games will be available for viewing.”
Robertson asserted sports wagering is a fun, interactive way to enjoy sports and gaming at the same time, allowing guests to enjoy their favorite slot and table game or just enjoy their favorite sports team in an exciting environment
Las Vegas Dissemination Company was chosen as the sports wagering service.
Chinook Winds Casino Resort, located on the beach in Lincoln City at 1777 NW 44th St., is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The resort features 24-hour gaming, an 18-hole golf course, headline entertainment, three full-service restaurants, a secure childcare facility and arcade and a 243-room oceanfront hotel.