North Carolina considers legalizing video gambling machines to boost education funding
North Carolina lawmakers discuss a bill to legalize and regulate video gambling machines, aiming to generate revenue for education and address concerns about illegal gambling activities
North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize and regulate video gambling machines, aiming to eliminate illegal activity and generate revenue for education.
The legislation, similar to a 2021 bill, proposes overseeing the machines through the North Carolina State Lottery Commission.
If passed, the state could receive around $350 million annually by 2028.
However, opponents, including religious conservatives, express concerns about the potential harms of gambling.
The bill must pass several committees before reaching the House floor, and its prospects in the Senate are unclear.