About the Author

Corey Roepken

Corey Roepken is a former News Editor for NC Sharp. Roepken has 20 years of experience as a sports journalist in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. Most notably, he covered professional and international soccer for the Houston Chronicle. He has also covered college softball, SEC football, the MLB, and the NFL.

North Carolina Online Sports Betting Bill Could Be Filed This Week

February 20, 2023 | By: Corey Roepken

Eight months after it fell short by one vote in the state House, NC sports betting is likely to take a major step toward legalization this week. North Carolina Rep. Jason Saine, who has been at the forefront of state politicians’ efforts to pass an online sports betting bill, told the Raleigh News & Observer […]

Legislative Committee Approves North Carolina Sports Betting Bill

November 5, 2021 | By: Corey Roepken

The legislative process to legalize online sports betting in North Carolina took another important step on Nov. 4, but it is still highly unlikely that the process will end before the end of the year. The House Commerce Committee approved Senate Bill 688 by a 12-4 vote. That follows a 26-19 vote to pass in […]