New Rules Approved

June 26, 2023

Dear Video Lottery Retailer,

On June 23, the Oregon Lottery Commission approved new rules that will affect Video Lottery Retailers. The rule proposals were shared with retailers in April, with an open public comment period. Thank you to those who provided feedback.

The changes approved by the Commission include the following:

1. Raise the sales floor from $2,667 average dollars played per week per terminal to $10,000 per week per terminal. Lottery may remove a Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) if the average of $10,000 per week is not met. This rule was developed so Lottery can best manage VLT inventory and ensure they are placed to meet customer demand. Retailers will not have more than one VLT removal per year.

2. Repeal the pause on processing new Video Lottery retailer applications. Lottery will resume processing applications for new Video Lottery retailer contracts. Lottery will use a rolling waitlist to select applicants to move forward with the contract application process. Interested applicants can join the waitlist and Lottery will determine periodically whether to process applications for new Video Lottery contracts and, if so, will select applicants from the waitlist. The waitlist will open on July 5, 2023.

To be eligible to apply for a new Video Lottery contract, a business must be open and operating at least nine months (unless they receive a waiver). You can find more details on our website.

3. Limit the use of Temporary Contracts. Lottery will limit use of temporary contracts to only certain types of applications, including applications for traditional products and (for Video) sale of business, change of ownership, and 100% stock buyout when the network line is not removed from retailer premises.

Your Oregon Lottery account manager will be available to answer questions and provide additional information. You can also find FAQs on our website.

Thank you,
Melanie Wyman
Senior Manager Retail Channel