With state’s blessing, lottery’s back online in Malheur County

Video lottery machines like this one are whirring back to life across Malheur County. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise).

ONTARIO – Oregon’s video lottery is back up and running in Malheur County, bringing back an important source of revenue for approximately 20 struggling restaurants – and for the state. 

Last year, people in Malheur County dropped $12,658,454 into video poker machines, which resulted in $2,917,517 in commissions to local businesses. Most of the rest of the money was redistributed by the Oregon Legislature to projects in . . .