North Carolina to form a gaming commission

The House of Representatives of North Carolina has approved the creation of a gaming commission to regulate the industry in the state.

US.- The House of Representatives of North Carolina has voted in favour of creating a gaming commission. The state body would assume responsibility for regulating the industry and was included in bill HB929.

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, fantasy sports regulations were not included.

Nonetheless, they are already pushing for a study on sports betting legalisation to be conducted by the new gaming commission.

Sports betting legalisation, delayed

The sports betting segment continues to take over the US, but North Carolina is stalling. The sports betting bill that would have legalised the segment is still at the House of Representatives.

The state expected North Carolina tribes to operate the sports betting segment by the football season. That’s why SB154 sailed through the Senate and passed with a 43-7 vote. However, the House has yet to act on the measure.

The bill wound up in the committee on rules, calendar and operations. However, it took no action between April 11 and June 26 to advanced with the push for sports betting. 

The legislative piece would allow pro and college sports betting, as well as off-track betting. Senator Davis, the sponsor of the bill, said it could bring US$14 million in additional annual tribal revenue and US$1 million for state coffers.

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