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Oregon Lottery preparing new online gaming site

The Oregon Lottery is setting up a new website to offer cash prizes online, part of a growing national trend toward online gaming.

The Oregon Lottery is setting up a new website to offer cash prizes online, part of a growing national trend toward online gaming.

Called The ORcade, the site will allow people to register their losing "Scratch-its" lottery tickets for a second chance at winning money. It also will offer non-gambling puzzle games styled after the popular "Bejeweled" online games, and a chance to earn points toward more prizes. 
The state is paying the global online gaming firm GTECH $150,000 to develop and test The ORcade, which will cost about $30,000 a month to operate and update, according to information supplied by Mary Loftin, lottery communications director. It was supposed to go live in late summer but has been beset by delays. It's now projected to be up and running later this month or November. 
Lottery officials say the site is not an online gaming site, but is aimed at getting a younger generation to play scratch-off games. And it sure looks like it. Computer graphics and games on a test version of the site have a Saturday-morning cartoon feel, and the free games resemble those favored by a much younger set than typically plays the lottery.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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