North Carolina looks into sports betting

North Carolina sports betting continues to get closer.
North Carolina sports betting continues to get closer.

A bill to conduct a study on the potential North Carolina sports betting industry reached Governor Roy Cooper’s desk for final approval.

US.- North Carolina is one step closer to sports betting. A bill to conduct a study on the industry has reached Governor Roy Cooper’s desk for final approval last Tuesday.

SB574 had been under debate for some time and was considerably changed from its original version. It aimed to create a North Carolina Gaming Commission to study the segment, something that has been removed.

There’s still a study on the bill, but the Lottery Commission will be in charge of it.

Tribal gambling

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently got reasons to celebrate, as Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill in July that allows the North Carolina tribe to offer sports betting at its two casinos.

The legislative piece had passed both chambers with major support but needed the signature.

Legislative approval

The General Assembly of North Carolina gave final approval to the measure earlier this month.

Under this bill, the North American federally recognised tribe is eligible to offer these types of betting. The House voted 90-27 in favour that had already cleared the Senate three months ago.

Recently, Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed said in an interview that sports betting would provide more amenities at the tribe’s Harrah’s casinos in Murphy and Cherokee, North Carolina, and said that they’re big money-makers.

“People are excited about it, (especially) for a lot of folks that haven’t done sports betting besides office pools,” Sneed said. “We’re just excited to be able to offer it” if it becomes law, he added.

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