Types of Oregon Casinos
Oregon is home to several types of casinos, Native American Casinos, bars & taverns with VLT’s, and racetrack casinos. Oregon state law permits bars or taverns to have up to six video lottery terminals (VLT’s), these machines all offer various versions of video poker.
Racetrack Casinos in Oregon
Racetracks are allowed up to 10 machines at each location. The VLT’s have a maximum bet of $2.50, and the maximum payout is capped at $600 on any machine.
These VLT’s machines are exactly the same as regular video gaming devices. The reason they are called lottery terminals is that they are actually regulated by the state’s lottery commission, which receives a share of the revenue. The VLT machines accept cash and they print out a receipt that must be exchanged at a cashier.
Oregon state law requires that the average payback percentages for video lottery terminals be released to the public. Click this link to see a list of VLT payback statistics for all Oregon casinos.
Native American Casinos in Oregon
There are nine Native American owned and operated casinos in Oregon. According to the Tribe’s compacts, which is regulated by the governor’s office, there is no minimum payback percentage required on the Tribe’s machines. Each Tribe is allowed to set the limits on their machines.
All Indian casinos in Oregon offer such games as: blackjack, slots, and video poker. Select casinos also offer: poker, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, three card poker, four card poker, let it ride, Spanish 21, big 6 wheel, keno, bingo, and off track betting. Unless otherwise noted, all casinos in Oregon are open 24 hours a day, and the minimum gambling age is 21, or 18 for bingo.
Portland, Oregon is a major hub and the most popular city in the state. If you are looking for a casino in Portland, sadly you are out of luck. The closest casino would be Spirit Mountain Casino, which is more than 70 miles SW of Portland.
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Shown below is a list of all Oregon casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Chinook Winds Casino Resort
- Indian Head Casino
- Kla-Mo-Ya Casino
- Mill Casino Hotel, The
- Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort
- Spirit Mountain Casino-Oregon
- Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
- Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay
- Wildhorse Resort & Casino
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN OREGON
Oregon is located between California and Washington, bit it doesn’t attract quite as many tourists as its more popular neighboring states. Oregon is filled with natural wonders as it is dotted by magnificent lakes, enchanting waterfalls, enormous pine forests, a scenic coastline, and volcanic mountains that you can explore. The towns and cities in the state are also filled with vibrant nightlife, great food, museums, and iconic buildings that you do not want to miss. Some of the best attractions in Oregon are listed below.
Crater Lake National Park
This park can be found in the Cascade Mountains of Southwestern Oregon and it features a landscape that you will not find anywhere else. Actually, it is not a crater, but rather an ancient caldera of an extinct volcano and it rises to about 2,000 feet which forms a dramatic background against the enchanting blue and deep lake. If you do not have a lot of time, you can go for a brief Rim Drive which circles the lake in a clockwise direction. The park is a famous weekend destination in Oregon and it offers camping sites at two developed campgrounds. The park gives tourists the chance to go on a variety of extended hikes and you will find a lot of backpacking opportunities. You should also make sure that you explore the Watchman Peak trails where you will get mind-blowing views of the caldera.
Washington Park, Portland
Portland has a wide range of stunning parks and gardens but the best place to go in the city is Washington Park. In this 410-acre park, you will find the popular Rose Test Garden which has more than 10,000 roses on display, plus the fascinating Portland Japanese Garden. Washington Park is also filled with a wide range of family-friendly attractions like the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children’s Museum. You can also stay and explore the park all day because it has many miles of hiking trails.
Mount Hood National Forest
This is the highest mountain in Oregon with an elevation of 11,239 feet. The mountain is among the best places to visit in the state. You are going to find Mount Hood Skibowl on its slopes and it is known as a panoramic hiking path such as the Timberline Trail and the viewpoints that you can access through the Mount Hood Scenic Loop. Some of the top places not to miss are the historic town of Government Camp and Timberline Lodge. You will also find waterfalls and hot springs close to these forests.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
This scenic area follows the course of the Colombia River and cuts through the Cascade Range. It can be found between Oregon and Washington and it is popularly known for its mind-blowing scenery and numerous waterfalls that you can explore. One of the top falls in the area is the Multnomah Falls which is the tallest waterfall in the state. The area is a great place to go for outdoor lovers as you can try out hiking, camping, and biking. The area is also among the popular day trips from Portland and you should also make sure that you visit the Punchbowl Falls located on Eagle Creek.
This can be found in the northwestern corner of Oregon and it is surrounded by the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. It is an enchanting seaside city which is used as a backdrop for the classic movie “Free Willy” in the 80s. This city is a great place to go if you are a history or film lover. You can visit the Oregon Film Museum if you want to get an insight into all of the movies and other productions done in the state. You can also visit the Flavel House Museum to get more insight into the history of this city. Some of the other places not to miss are vibrant downtown, picturesque riverfront, and Astoria column where you will get stunning views of the river.
The Hood River can be found on the banks of Colombia River and it is not far from Portland. The river is popularly known as the place to go to try out windsurfing and kiteboarding. You can also try out wide ranges of outdoors activities like biking, hiking, and camping. If you are not up for adventures, you can simply take the Mount Hood Railroad and the Historic Columbia River Scenic Byway. Some of the spots to visit in the area are restaurants, local shops, cultural attractions, live music venues, and so on.