The gaming association AGA has commented on the recent legalisation of sports betting in North Carolina.
US.- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has recently signed a bill that allows the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to offer sports betting at its two casinos. The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a statement in favour of the move.
The bill, which had overwhelming bipartisan support, authorises ports betting at two tribal casinos in North Carolina. With Gov. Cooper’s signature, the Tarheel State became the 19th jurisdiction in America to authorise sports betting.
“Legalising sports betting in North Carolina is a welcome step in the fight against the dangerous, illegal market,” said Bill Miller, president and CEO of AGA. “Providing North Carolinians with legal alternatives to illicit offshore operators will help safeguard consumers and the integrity of the games, advance responsible gaming initiatives and give state and federal law enforcement an advantage in combating illegal gambling.”
North Carolina to create a gambling commission
The House of Representatives of North Carolina has voted in favour of creating a gaming commission. The state body would be responsible for regulating the industry.
Lawmakers proposed a nine-member North Carolina Gaming Commission to take over state lottery commission’s duties and powers. It will also take over those that oversee non-profit bingo and raffles.
According to the Associated Press, HB929 didn’t include other gaming-related proposals besides the North Carolina gaming commission. For instance, DFS is not on the bill. Nonetheless, they are already pushing for a study on sports betting legalisation conducted by the new gaming commission.