PORTLAND, Ore. — After a much anticipated debut, Oregon Lottery's sports betting app, "Scoreboard" didn't meet many user's expectations.
Many complained about the sign-on process and their e-mails not working properly.
The Oregon Lottery acknowledged user's frustrations, saying due to a high number of people jumping on the site to register, the site got "bogged down".
In a follow-up tweet a few hours later, the Lottery said the issues had been resolved.
Despite the hiccups, there was a lot of action. Lottery spokesperson Matt Shelby says that in 24 hours, over 7,000 had registered, depositing more than $300,000 into their accounts.
The most popular bet, Thursday Night Football's Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs game.
20 users even putting money on the Trail Blazers to win the NBA Title.
After weeks of delay, Oregon Lottery launched the app on Wedneday night. The website and mobile app allow users to place bets on their favorite professional teams and a wide variety of sports including:
- Football – NFL and Canadian
- Basketball – NBA, Europe, Spain, Germany, France, etc.
- Soccer – US, England, Europe, Spain, Italy, etc.
- Motor Racing – Nascar, Formula 1
- Rugby Union
- Snooker & Pool
Sorry college sports fans, college games are not available to bet on.
Oregon legalized sports gambling shortly after the Supreme Court overturned a rule making sports gambling illegal in May of 2018.