North Carolina sports betting bill likely to get full Senate votes this week

North Carolina sports betting bill likely to get full Senate votes this week

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  • Brian Murphy, WRAL-TV
May 29, 2023 8:30 PM
  • Brian Murphy, WRAL-TV

The North Carolina Senate is planning to vote to legalize mobile sports wagering and, in some select locations, in-person sports betting [this] week, putting a timeline on legislation that has been discussed for more than two years.

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A Senate committee passed its version of House Bill 347 with several significant changes Wednesday.

The bill is expected to be in two Senate committees, finance and rules, on Tuesday and then hit the floor for votes on May 31 and June 1, Senate leader Phil Berger said. Because the legislation contains a tax, the Senate must hold two roll call votes on different days.

“They’re reasonable changes,” said Berger, a Rockingham County Republican.