2015 ORS 461.200¹
Operation of lottery
  • Oregon State Lottery Responsible Gambling Code of Practice

(1) The Oregon State Lottery must be operated so as to produce the maximum amount of net revenues to benefit the public purpose described in Article XV, section 4, of the Oregon Constitution, commensurate with the public good. To achieve this mission, in the operation of the Oregon State Lottery, the Oregon State Lottery Commission shall balance its obligation to maximize net revenues with its obligation to serve the public good through the implementation of an Oregon State Lottery Responsible Gambling Code of Practice.

(2) The Oregon State Lottery Responsible Gambling Code of Practice shall provide the manner in which the lottery commission plans to:

(a) Implement the values of the state lottery;

(b) Include guidance that identifies ethical standards and provides instruction for state lottery employees to meet the standards;

(c) Develop for state lottery employees, lottery contractors and lottery game retailers a system that promotes responsible gambling practices; and

(d) Establish responsible gambling practices to conduct the state’s lottery business in a manner that reduces the harm to the public caused by gambling.

(3) Other state government departments, boards, commissions, agencies and their officers shall cooperate with the lottery commission so as to aid the lottery commission in fulfilling these objectives. [1985 c.2 §4(1); 1985 c.302 §4(1); 1985 c.458 §1(1); 1985 c.520 §1(1); 2015 c.478 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 461—Oregon State Lottery, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors461.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.