Oregon Casino Guide
Facts About Gambling & Online Casinos in Oregon
Oregon is one of the most prolific places to play casino games. In fact, per 1996 reports, it was expected that more than $753 million of the state’s budget came from Keno, lotteries, sports betting, and video poker. With the state’s open policy allowing tribes to run casinos, it’s not surprising that there are almost a dozen land-based casinos in Oregon.
History of Gambling in Oregon
Realistically, it wasn’t until the late-1980s that casinos even became a thought in Oregon. After the federal government decreed it legal for tribes to open casinos on their land, providing the state permitted it, the landscape in some of Oregon changed. Oregon’s first compact was finalized in 1993 and the Cow Creek tribe added Blackjack and video poker machines to their bingo hall. With that, other tribes followed suit. By 1996, there were nine compacts in place.
Age Restrictions for Gambling in Oregon
While you must be at least 18 years to purchase lottery tickets, plan to prove you are 21 before you can play in any of the Oregon casinos.
Oregon’s Casino Gambling Outlook
After a battle that spanned more than a decade, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs gave up their plans to build a casino in the Columbia River Gorge area. While they pulled their permits, they did manage to build another casino during the battle, bringing the number of casinos in Oregon to nine. However, a long-running casino closed its doors and then a new casino opened in the spring of 2015, which further adds to the list of places you can gamble in Oregon.
It’s clear that Oregon is not anti-gambling. For now, however, there are no pending bills to legalize online poker and online casinos in Oregon. There is hope in the future that some of the state’s casinos might be able to create online casinos for Oregon residents to enjoy from the comfort of their home.
Pick where you want to be and you’ll likely find a casino in Oregon very close to your destination. With nine tribal casinos to choose from, you’ll find your favorite games along the coast, in the southern part of the state, in the east, and even in the Willamette Valley.
Chinook Winds Casino – Find Bingo, Keno, Poker, slots, and table games in Chinook Winds. They also hold Keno, poker, and slots tournaments on a regular basis.
Indian Head Casino – Established by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Indian Head Casino is near Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa and offers six Blackjack tables and 500 video poker and video slot machines. Look for slot tournaments on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Kla-Mo-Ya Casino – Play Blackjack or try your luck at slots at Kla-Mo-Ya Casino. With more than 300 slots and a number of Blackjack tables, you have options. Not that the Blackjack tables are only available Wednesday through Sunday.
The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park on Coos Bay – With weekly slot tournaments, reward programs, and free restaurant credits, there are plenty of reasons to choose Mill Casino Hotel. This Oregon casino is home to more than 700 slot machines and many table games.
Seven Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort – If you’re looking for the biggest casino in Oregon, you’ve come to the right place. More than 1,000 video slots are waiting. So are table games, Keno, and Bingo.
Spirit Mountain Casino – In addition to offering hundreds of slots, you’ll find Bingo, Keno, and table games at Spirit Mountain. If you want to play for fun, they also offer an online casino in Oregon.
Three Rivers Casino – Florence is home to the first of the Three Rivers Casinos. There are plenty of table games available, buy you’ll also find Bingo, Keno, and more than 700 video slots.
Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay – Opened in 2015, this smaller casino has more than 250 slots.
Wildhorse Resort & Casino – Play more than 1,200 slot machines, Bingo, Blackjack, Craps, Keno, Poker, and Roulette in this Oregon casino resort.