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Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.

Lawsuit Claims Oregon Lottery Intentionally Misleads Players

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2015

TUESDAY: A class-action lawsuit claims the Oregon Lottery leads video poker players to believe they'll have better odds if they let the machines choose cards for them. 

The Oregon Lottery Under Jack Roberts

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with the newly confirmed head of the Oregon Lottery, former Labor Commissioner, Jack Roberts.

The Oregon Lottery's Relationship With Problem Gamblers

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY: An investigative series by The Oregonian suggests the Oregon Lottery may be catering to gambling addicts.

Oregon Lottery Update

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2011

Since our show about the Oregon Lottery's plans to roll out new online games, the governor has put a hold on the program and three lottery employees have resigned. What's next for the Oregon Lottery?

Oregon Lottery Online

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2011

The Oregon Lottery is getting ready to launch some new games online. But the Lottery says those are not to be confused with "online gaming."

Funding Parks and Candidates

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2010

How will you vote on funding parks through lottery money? How about continuing Portland's voter-owned elections?

Lottery Profits

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2009

How much of the profits from video lottery terminals should bar and tavern owners get to keep?

Rx: Individual Mandates

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2009

Should the government be able to require you to purchase health insurance?

Gambling in the Recession

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 10, 2009

What happens if gambling isn't recession-proof?

The Health Care Lottery

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2008

Is a lottery the best way to determine Oregon Health Plan eligibility?