Lack of North Carolina Sports Betting Puts Teams at Competitive Disadvantage

August 10, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina sports betting is on hold until 2023, and the state’s professional sports teams are ramping up efforts to make legalization a reality next year. Teams including the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes are upping the pressure on politicians and “explaining to key lawmakers that failure to act could punish their bottom lines and their ability […]

Report: North Carolina Casino Under Investigation by Federal Government

August 4, 2022 | By: Caleb Tallman

When a projected $273 million building project is held up, it tends to make headlines. When that same project includes the third retail sports betting venue in North Carolina, it starts to get everyone’s attention. That is precisely what is happening as the Two Kings Casino permanent casino project has been stalled while it is […]

GeoComply Analysis Shows North Carolina Sports Bettors Crave Legal Sportsbooks 

August 1, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina’s neighbors are benefiting from the Tar Heel State’s inability to legalize sports betting, as there’s clear evidence that NC sports bettors are attempting to access legal sportsbooks in Virginia and Tennessee.  GeoComply Senior Director of Government Relations Danny DiRienzo performed a heat-map analysis for NC Sharp that details the activity in the state over […]

Online Sports Betting in North Carolina in 2022 Likely Dead

July 4, 2022 | By: Caleb Tallman

North Carolina sports bettors will have to keep waiting for a chance legally place a bet online in their own state. State legislators once again fell short of putting a bill on the governor’s desk for consideration. It was a hectic last two weeks before the final legislative session of 2022 ended on June 30 […]

Third Retail Sportsbook Coming to North Carolina Before NFL Season

June 30, 2022 | By: Caleb Tallman

The debate on the legalization of sports betting in North Carolina rages on. There is optimism surrounding the state-wide issue with hopes that there will soon be an online avenue to place wagers. There are also now reported plans for a third tribal casino sportsbook in North Carolina. In 2019, state legislators overwhelmingly voted to […]

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 sports betting in North Carolina, including the NBA, PGA Tour, […]

North Carolina Sports Betting Options Are Limited

April 11, 2022 | By: Hannah Vanbiber

For sports fans in North Carolina, access to mobile 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. History Of North Carolina Retail Sportsbooks […]

Governor Urges Action On North Carolina Sports Betting

February 10, 2022 | By: Staff

North Carolina needs to act and act quickly to pass legislation legalizing sports betting, Gov. Roy Cooper said recently. While acknowledging the reality of legal sports betting in and around North Carolina, Gov. Cooper in an appearance on the ACC Now podcast earlier this week, “It’s here whether we like it or not.” Then he […]

What Will Mobile Betting Mean For North Carolina Sports Fans?

August 23, 2021 | By: Amber Hoffman

North Carolina sports fans interested in adding a little juice to the on-field action and their in-arena entertainment may soon have the opportunity to do so.  A bill that would legalize sports betting in the state continues to work its way through the legislature and would allow people 21 and older to wager on professional, […]