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Oregon Could Introduce Sports Betting to the Field Without Additional Laws

Sports betting is a topic of large discussions across the states as it has the potential to attract many people to the gambling field and keep them interested. The state of Oregon recently announced that it has a broader authority to introduce sports betting to its residents if the United States Supreme Court decides that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act from 1992 should be considered obsolete.

Many operators in the field are looking forward to finding out what the decision after the ruling would be as it has the potential to affect the field and completely alter its shape and structure. The introduction of the freedom of choosing whether or not to legalize sports betting within the borders of a given state could open opportunities for more partnerships, attract more people to the world of sports betting, and provide them with the chance to put their knowledge of a given sports team to the test.

As it was recently revealed by an official at the Oregon Lottery, of such changes are made and the liberalization of the sports betting becomes a reality across the states, the state of Oregon is going to have the freedom to commence operation right away. This process is going to be utilized with the help of the already existing Sports Action lottery which used to be in operation prior to the introduction of the federal law that is prohibiting sports betting at the moment. It could be recalled that sports betting action in the state dates back to 1989.

Sports Action Years of Operations

This was the year when the gaming field in Oregon first started offering the parlay card system linked to the National Football League. Shortly after that National Basketball Association games were made available as well, diversifying the offerings of the Sports Action and attracting even more eyes to the new activity.

The local Portland Trail Blazers were represented in 1990 which was a winning move for the operator. However, after a year of offering, the basketball division of the Sports Action hit a roadblock and was discontinued since not many people were engaging in it. What led to the eventual shut down of the parlay card system as a whole was the discontent of both National Football League and National Collegiate Athletic Association. Back then there was a bill devised that put an end to the operation of the Sports Action rendering it illegal.

The last year in which it was in operation was 2007, closing after the National Football League’s season. This was the state’s approach towards sports betting and it could come back to life after the ruling of the authorities. According to the information issued recently, no additional regulation will be necessary in order to give green light to sports betting within the borders of the state. This is good news for the operators looking forward to developing in the field, as they could set their eyes and be prepared when the time for the ruling comes.

 Author: Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace has been part of our team since the website was launched. She has a master’s degree in IT.