State's onlne sports betting game launches
The Oregon Lottery originally estimated that Scoreboard, its new online sports betting game, would be out before the start of the professional football season.
Now, it's slated to launch this week.
The game will allow players to bet on professional sports online, both through the lottery's website and a mobile app.
It's taken longer to test the game than expected, Chuck Baumann of the Oregon Lottery said.
"This is the first time that the lottery has entered into an e-commerce game," he said. "This will be the first time we've offered a game — an Oregon lottery game — available online."
Baumann said the platform for the game is complete, but the lottery is still testing the player accounts to make sure financial transactions work, as far as betting money and receiving pay-outs go.
The game will allow players to bet on professional football, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf and NASCAR.
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