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Oregon Lottery Commission & Director

Appointed by Oregon’s governor, the five-member commission and director oversee the governance and operations of the Oregon Lottery.

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Lottery assessment helps ORLA help your business

ORLA members who are lottery retailers are charged a lottery assessment in addition to their membership dues. This assessment is used to fund the work ORLA’s government affairs team does on behalf of Oregon Lottery retailers.

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Oregon Lottery to keep current retailer rate structure

The Commission rejected a proposal to give video gambling retailers a larger cut of the profits despite ORLA's efforts to persuade Commissioners on a positive vote. Jack Roberts, the lottery's executive director, recommended that the commission give retailers a bigger share in hopes they would do more to bolster sales.

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Protecting addiction program funds

There has been a lot of talk about addiction over the years to some of Oregon’s most valuable revenue sources. People want more or better government services, but no one wants to pay additional taxes. So the government taxes alcohol, tobacco products and gaming to make up for decreased property taxes and increased inflationary costs.

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