North Carolina Files Bill to Legalize Mobile Sports Betting
North Carolina lawmakers propose a bill to expand sports betting to mobile devices, taxing revenue at 14% and allocating $2M for gambling education.
A bill to legalize mobile sports betting in North Carolina, including on collegiate and professional sports, has been filed in the state's General Assembly.
The bill, filed by House Representative Jason Saine and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would allow up to 12 mobile sportsbooks in North Carolina, expanding sports betting beyond in-person retail locations at tribal casinos.
The proposed legislation would tax adjusted gross gaming revenue at 14% and allocate $2 million annually to the Department of Health and Human Services for gambling education and treatment programs.
The bill also includes a provision to assist the athletic departments of several lower-funded universities.
The proposed start date for the bill is Jan. 1, 2024, in time for the next Super Bowl.