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Chinook Winds Casino to offer sports betting; Oregon lottery won't start by NFL season

Sports betting at Chinook Winds will start August 27. It will only be available at the casino and will include NCAA wagers.

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon casino plans to begin offering sports betting ahead of the state lottery agency, which does not expect to meet its goal of starting by the time professional football kicks off.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City expects to open sports betting Aug. 27.

Chinook Winds sports betting will only be available at the casino and will include NCAA wagers.

The Oregon State Lottery also plans to offer sports betting games, but a spokesman said the agency will not be ready for the opening games of the NFL season.

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The lottery spokesman said its sports games will likely not be ready until two or three weeks into the season due to technical difficulties with its app allowing bets from anywhere.

Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive