North Carolina will start to earn sports gambling revenue as state will pass legislation to legalize it and keeping in view the sponsor of the bill there will be no hitches in its imposition.
Last Wednesday, Senator Jim Davis passed Senate Bill 154 which permits sports betting on professional as well as on collegiate level. It won’t delay past June. David passed third bill related to gambling-legalization for Cherokee Indian Tribe in the state.
Davis states, “The Eastern Band are wanting to get into sports wagering, and wagering is legal now after the Supreme Court decision of May of last year overturning PASPA. It’s a legal enterprise and they want to expand to include wagering in my district, so I consented to file the bill and don’t expect it to have any problems getting passed.”
Approval of bill allows adding of a sportsbook in games of Grade 3. Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort are two casinos operating by Cherokees here. They requested Davis for legal operating of sportsbook.
Bill doesn’t include segments related to mobile or online gambling, Davis quotes, “I’m in favor of restricting it, and that’s why my bill will not allow an app. The Eastern Band came to me with this proposal, and that’s what they wanted. They’re not interested in expanding it at this time, and probably have no interest in expanding in the future.”
North Carolina is late in its imposition, yet the bill is quite famous as it already passed in 30 states. Davis states, “I know some people won’t vote for it because they have moral objections to wagering, but I don’t think it will be many. I’m not a fan of it myself, but it’s a legal enterprise and people aren’t forced to do it, so the Libertarian in me says to have at it. You’re not going to unring that bell because they already have casinos. This is just a small addendum to what they’re already doing.”