Oregon Casinos and Gambling
Most people wouldn’t list Oregon in a top 10 list of potential gambling destinations, but the state has a wide range of gambling options for residents and visitors. Oregon has nine casinos. All of them are owned and operated by Native American Indian tribes.
The state also allows bars and taverns to have up to six video poker machines, known technically as lottery machines. The machines are licensed and regulated by the state lottery commission and each machine has a maximum bet of $2. The top pay out for these machines is capped at $600.
Oregon also has a race track in Portland, called Portland Meadows, which has recently introduced instant gaming machines. You can find more information about Portland Meadows below.
All the casinos located in Oregon offer slots, video poker, and blackjack, and many offer other popular real money casino games. The minimum age to gamble in Oregon is 18 years old for bingo and 21 years old for casinos.
Top 3 Online Casinos
Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Located in Lincoln City, the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort features slots, poker, video poker, keno, bingo, blackjack, craps, roulette, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and three card poker. The property also has a number of restaurant options and a golf course. The casino resort has 240 hotel rooms, a childcare center, and a video arcade.
Indian Head Casino – The Indian Head Casino is located in Warm Springs and is 25,000 square feet in size. It features slots, video poker, and blackjack. Kah-Nee-Tah resort and spa is nearby, which offers hotel room options, a golf course, and a spa.
Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – Situated in Chiloquin, the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino offers video poker, slot machines, and blackjack. Dining is available on site at the Peak to Peak restaurant and lounge.
The Mill Casino Hotel – Located in North Bend, the Mill Casino and Hotel features over 700 slots games, video poker, blackjack, three card poker, spanish 21, Fortune Pai Gow, craps, and roulette. Dining is available, the hotel has 92 rooms, and there’s an RV park.
Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort – Situated in Canyonville, the Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort has over 27,000 square feet of gaming space. It offers bingo, keno, four card poker, three card poker, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas hold em, baccarat, roulette, craps, video poker, blackjack, and slot machines. Dining is available and the hotel has 300 rooms. You can also visit the golf course or spa.
Spirit Mountain Casino-Oregon – Spirit Mountain Casino Oregon is located in Grand Ronde and has 254 hotel rooms. You can enjoy your favorite slot machines, crap, video poker, roulette, blackjack, poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, keno, bingo, and three card poker. It also has a number of dining options, a child care center, and a video arcade.
Three Rivers Casino & Hotel – The Three Rivers Casino and Hotel, located in Florence, offers slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, keno, and bingo. The resort has a small hotel and several dining options.
Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay – Located in Coos Bay, the Three Rivers Casino has 250 gaming machines which are bingo style slots (reels are for entertainment purposes only). It also has a restaurant.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino – Situated in Pendleton, the Wildhorse Resort and Casino features slots, video poker, Spanish 21, blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, three card poker, keno, and bingo. The property also has 300 hotel rooms and a variety of dining options.
Oregon only has one horse racing track, Portland Meadows. The track is located in Portland and has live seasonal thoroughbred horse racing.
Other facilities at Portland Meadows include a race book, which offers off-track betting from races all around the US and the world. The property also includes bar and dining facilities, including two grills.
You won’t find any gaming machines at the track, however they do have instant racing machines where you can place bets on old races, where the names of the horses and other information isn’t provided.
Off-track betting is available at 11 other venues across the state under the Portland Meadows license.
Oregon used to have greyhound racing at the Multnomah Stadium, and later at Multnomah Greyhound Park. These facilities closed due to low attendance numbers and popularity.
Oregon residents can play the state run lottery or the national Powerball or Mega Millions drawings. Additional lotteries available in Oregon include Megabucks, Raffle, Keno, Win for Life, Lucky Lines, and Pick4.
Slot Machine Ownership
If you live in Oregon you can own antique slot machines that are at least 25 years old.
Through an interesting twist to the laws in Oregon, you can find many places to play poker. Local jurisdictions can legalize social gaming locations as long as the location doesn’t profit from the game.
This has led to poker games being widely available throughout most of the state.
Oregon poker players also can play at one of the few online poker sites that accept United States players. Online poker is a gray area, so if you have any questions about the legality check with a local attorney before playing for real money. I know plenty of people who play online, but it’s difficult to get a straight answer about if it’s legal or not.
The gambling laws are different in Oregon than anywhere else in the world. Casinos can only be operated by Native American Indian tribes, but almost any bar can run a few video poker machines and poker can be legally played all over the place.
Oregon tends to get a bad rap because it seems every time it’s shown on television it’s raining. The state has some beautiful scenery and if you plan to visit you shouldn’t have any problem finding a casino close to a nice vacation spot.