Introduction to Oregon Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Oregon slot machine casino gambling consists of nine American Indian tribal casinos as well as a small number of slot machines at many bars, taverns, and pari-mutuel wagering facilities. All slot machines in Oregon are of the VLT-style variety.
The Oregon Lottery controls non-tribal VLTs and has set an upper payout return limit. Each slots game has a readily available theoretical payout return found in the game.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Oregon*
The minimum legal gambling age in Oregon depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 18
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
Per Oregon state law, bars and taverns may have up to 6 VLT-style slot machines. There are additional restrictions on how close together such businesses may be. Pari-mutuel sites have up to 10 VLTs. The maximum bet is $2.50 while the maximum payout is $600.
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Oklahoma
It is legal to privately own a slot machine in the state of Oregon if it is 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in Oregon
The Oregon Lottery regulates video lottery terminal (VLT) style gaming machines at non-tribal locations. It’s 1992 video poker lottery terminal network was the first centrally controlled gaming system in the U.S. Vegas-style line games for slots were added to Oregon’s VLTs in 2005.
Eight out of Oregon’s nine tribes have negotiated a state-tribal gaming compact. Regulation of tribal gaming in Oregon is by the Oregon State Police and the Tribal Gaming Commissions of individual tribes
The Oregon Tribal Gaming Alliance (OTGA) is a coalition of these tribes which own and operate casinos in Oregon. In 2015, tribal gaming accounted for less than 32% of all gaming conducted in Oregon.
Casinos in Oregon
There are nine American Indian tribal casinos as well as many non-tribal sites including bars, taverns, and pari-mutuel sites in Oregon
The largest casino in Oregon is Spirit Mountain Casino having 2,000 video slot machines and 49 table games.
The second largest casino is Wildhorse Resort & Casino having over 1,200 video slot machines and 17 table games.
List of Casinos in Oregon
Spread throughout the state, Oregon currently has 3,935 VLTs retailer sites at different venues having VLT gaming machines operated by the Oregon Lottery.
List of Tribal Casinos in Oregon
The nine American Indian tribal casinos in Oregon are:
- Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City located 89 miles southwest of Portland on Route 101 along the Pacific Coast.
- Indian Head Casino in Warm Springs located 104 miles southeast of Portland.
- Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Chiloquin located 105 miles southeast of Portland.
- The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in North Bend located 220 miles south-southwest of Portland on Route 101 near the Pacific Coast.
- Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville located 202 miles south of Portland.
- Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde located 64 miles southwest of Portland.
- Three Rivers Casino Resort – Florence located 170 miles southwest of Portland near Route 101 on the Pacific Coast.
- Three Rivers Casino Resort – Coos Bay located 223 miles southwest of Portland near Route 101 on the Pacific Coast.
- Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton located 215 miles east of Portland.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Oregon slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Oregon is bordered by:
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that neighboring state to Oregon.
Payout Returns in Oregon
Theoretical payout return percentages for a specific game are under the GAMES menu or online at the Oregon Lottery Games section. A percentage range is due to potential bonus rounds or other game features.
- Five Times Pay Line Game has a payout percentage of 91.99%
- Dragon Fire Keno has a payout percentage range of 91.84% to 92.42%
The Oregon Lottery clearly states in its Myths & Facts webpage that VLTs cannot have their payout returns modified by the Lottery’s central computer server. Instead, any such changes would require the physical on-site installation of new gaming software.
No payout return limits are available for tribal VLT machines nor are actual payout return statistics publicly available.
Our Oregon Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Oregon? If so, join our new Oregon slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group.
There, you’ll be able to privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with players about slots gambling in or near Oregon. Come join us!
Summary of Oregon Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Oregon slot machine casino gambling consists of nine American Indian tribal casinos as well as 3,935 retail stores and pari-mutuel wagering facilities. Both tribal and non-tribal slot machines in Oregon are of the VLT-style variety.
The Oregon Lottery controls non-tribal VLTs and has set an upper payout return limit of 96%. Each non-tribal video game has a readily available theoretical payout return found in the game. No payout return statistics are publicly available in Oregon for any of their VLTs. Tribal VLTs have not set theoretical payout return limits.
Annual Progress in Oregon Slot Machine Casino Gambling
There has been little to no change in the Oregon gaming industry over the last year.
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