While Oregon has a solid history of live racing, primarily at Portland Meadows, the situation concerning off track betting is a bit unclear. While OTBs are allowed in the state, and the Portland Meadows webpage includes a list of 10 different OTB locations, the list may need an update, as it appears as of fall 2017 some of the locations are closed or no longer offer simulcasting. As always, it's best to check directly with the facility before heading out.
Oregon Off Track Betting Sites
If you can't find a convenient OTB in your area of Oregon, you can always wager on the top thoroughbred and harness races in North America with an online racebook account. Online racebooks are easy to navigate and offer bonus and promotion rewards that you won't get by going to the track - while at the same time offering track odds and all wager types.
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Oregon Horse Race Tracks
First opened in 1946, Portland Meadows was the first track in the US to offer nighttime racing. These days, Portland Meadows hosts a fall/winter meet that starts in late September and continues to early January. Racing is typically held on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with a 12 PM post time. The track offers year-round simulcasting with the doors opening at 9 AM. In addition to live racing, Portland Meadows has wagering on historic horse racing, VLTs and a poker room.
OTB Locations in Oregon
A fixture in Portland for close to 100 years, the Rialto Poolroom & Bar is also home to the Jockey Club simulcast facility, which is open daily from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.
- 529 SW 4th Avenue
- Portland OR 97204
Stadiums is a full-service sports bar and simulcast wagering facility. They're open daily from 10 AM.
- 16065 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
- Milwaukie OR 97267
Capital Cantina & Off Track Betting
A Tex-Mex themed bar and grill, the Capital Cantina also offers simulcast wageirng and is open daily from 11 AM.
- 1486 Hawthorne Avenue NE
- Salem OR 97301
Lava Lanes of Medford
A family entertainment center with bowling and arcade games, Lava Lanes also offers off track betting and pool tables in their sports bar and grill. The bar opens at 9 AM Friday and Saturday and 12 PM all other days of the week.
- 2980 Crater Lake Highway
- Medford OR 97504
Black Dog Billiards
Black Dog is a pool and billiards pub that also offers track betting. They're open daily from 8 AM.
- 436 Main Street
- Klamath Falls OR 97601