Oregon’s second retail sportsbook opened quietly at the Mill Casino in North Bend on Oct. 29.
The casino opted to postpone its grand opening festivities until the Civil War football game between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers on Nov. 30.
The casino will hold specials throughout the big day and have T-shirts and swag on hand, according to Katherine Hoppe, manager of tourism and content for the Mill Casino.
“This is a new offering for our property and we wanted to make sure we were able to execute this well,” Hoppe said. “And because we are the only location in Southern Oregon where sports fans can bet on college games, we wanted to mark the occasion on one of our area’s most popular games.”
Chinook Winds opened the first retail sportsbook in the state on theA A, in Lincoln City, on Aug. 27.
Oregon Lottery debuted its online sportsbook, Scoreboard, on Oct. 16, but the lottery does not accept wagers on collegiate events.
BetGenius and IGT
Operated by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Mill Casino is partnered with sports betting platform and equipment providers BetGenius and IGT for six sports wagering kiosks.
The casino’s plan is to start off slowly, see how customers respond to the kiosks and then consider the addition of sports betting windows.
“The first few days have been very smooth and our guests have been excited to place wagers,” Hoppe said. “Our team members are answering a lot of questions.
“Our focus right now is to make sure we are able to provide our guests with all the information they need, and help them get comfortable with using the kiosk system.”
International sportsbook data and management provider BetGenius sets the betting lines for a variety of wagers, including in-play bets on a number of sports.
The kiosks, provided by IGT through a multi-year contract, are located on the casino floor adjacent to the cashier’s cage and Warehouse 101, a sports bar outfitted with 15 television screens.
It’s all in the details for Mill Casino
The casino is cautiously optimistic about the extra revenue sports wagering will generate.
“This is a new product for us,” Hoppe said. “Our goals are more focused around training, bringing in new customers and providing the experience that sports fans are looking for.”
On popular game days, printed parlay sheets and odds sheets will be available for bettors to view before placing wagers. The minimum amount bettors can wager is $2, with a maximum of $500.
Bettors must be at least 21 years of age. Check the casino’s website for extended hours during special events such as March Madness.
The deadline for redeeming winning tickets is 180 days from the event’s conclusion.
What can you bet on at Mill Casino Sportsbook?
The following wagers, among others, can be placed at kiosks:
- Round Robins
Sports that can be wagered on include:
- Football: NFL and NCAA Division I
- Basketball: NBA, WNBA, NCAA Division I
- Baseball: MLB
- Soccer: MLS, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, & UEFA Europa League
- Ice Hockey: NHL
- Motorsports: NASCAR and F1
- Tennis: ATP, WTA
- Golf: PGA Tour
- Fighting: Boxing & MMA