North Carolina lawmakers discuss including casinos, VLTs in budget bill

North Carolina lawmakers discuss including casinos, VLTs in budget bill

Article brief provided by PlayUSA
  • Matthew Kredell, PlayUSA
June 22, 2023 8:58 PM
  • Matthew Kredell, PlayUSA

North Carolina commercial casinos and video lottery terminals could still join sports betting as gaming legislation passed in the Tar Heel state this year.

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PlayUSA has learned there are discussions to include both additional gaming expansions in the budget appropriations bill.

“I do believe that VLTs and casinos could be included in the budget,” Rep. Jason Saine told PlayUSA. “Supporters and lobbyists on those issues are continuing to meet with members.”

Saine, who sponsored sports betting legislation that passed this month, is one of the House chairs for a conference committee on HB 259, the 2023 Appropriations Act. Saine said the commercial casino and VLT language is being developed by the Senate.