North Carolina has passed a law that regulates and legalizes sportsbetting, but the activity isn't likely to be ready when the legal date of January 8th comes around, according to the state's Lottery Commission, which will oversee the industry.
The Lottery Commissioners met and decided that they would be unable to launch on January 8th, as there are a number of controls that need to be implemented and tested. Among these are the internal controls, geolocation controls, and platform tests.
Sportsbetting became legal in the Tar Heel State in June, when Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 347 into law. The verbiage in the bill says that sportsbetting must be offered to customers from January 8th, 2025 and mid-June, and it does appear that the industry will go live within that timeframe. Mobile sportsbetting is allowed, as are wagers on collegiate, professional, and Olympic events. Esports is also included in the approved bet list.
Casino Listings News is following the developments of the industry and will update readers as we learn more.