About the Author

Hannah Vanbiber

Hannah Vanbiber is an LSU fan by birth, Cavaliers fan by marriage, and Mets fan by choice. She started her journalism career in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as a reporter covering local sports, entertainment, and business in the East Tennessee area. She was the leading editor for the launch of a new sports magazine brand by Chattanooga’s CityScope Magazine. Hannah moved to New York City in 2013 and started writing freelance for several clients including newspapers, magazines, and corporate brands. She also joined the nonprofit world and spent eight years working in fundraising, most recently as the Director of Volunteers at New York City’s oldest homeless services organization. She is now a full-time freelance writer, editor, and reporter, covering women’s sports and sports betting in the New York metropolitan area. Hannah lives in Manhattan with her husband, Ben Wagner, whose loyalty to LeBron James knows no bounds.

North Carolina Sports Betting Tax Rate Expected to Double

June 7, 2022 | By: Hannah Vanbiber

As a bill to legalize online sports betting moves through the North Carolina legislature, lawmakers have signaled that they will increase the North Carolina sports betting tax rate in follow-up legislation. North Carolina lawmakers say they have enough votes to clear the House by the time the current session ends on June 30, but the […]

Big Voices Support Legalization Of North Carolina Sports Betting

April 29, 2022 | By: Hannah Vanbiber

In a recent interview with Spectrum News, North Carolina-based sports lobbyist Ches McDowell and North Carolina State Representative Jason Saine discussed their reasons for supporting the effort to get a sports betting bill passed in North Carolina. McDowell represents several sports organizations that favor legalizing North Carolina sports betting, including the NBA, PGA Tour, MLB, […]

North Carolina Sports Betting Options Are Limited

April 11, 2022 | By: Hannah Vanbiber

For sports fans in North Carolina, access to NC sports betting or even local retail sportsbooks is lagging behind nearby states.  Even though a majority of North Carolina residents favor the expansion of sports betting, a bill to legalize mobile sports betting is currently moving sluggishly through the House. Once online sports betting attains legal […]