The Week In Sports Betting: Iowa Standing In The On-Deck Circle

Hello, ladies and gents, and welcome to another Monday look-back at recent sports betting news. Good news for both of us this week: There’s not a ton to cover. What we do have is important, though, headlined by a new state preparing to open a region to the wonders of legal sports betting. Before we […]

Why The NC Sports Betting Study Bill Sponsor Didn’t Want It To Pass

Here’s my bill. Please don’t pass it. North Carolina Rep. Harry Warren made that unusual request Tuesday in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. He asked the committee to recommend that the Senate not concur with his NC sports betting bill. The committee obliged, setting it up for Warren’s bill to get a vote of nonconcurrence Wednesday […]

NC Sports Betting Is Legal, So Why Is Another Bill Trapped In The Senate?

The state Senate likely will not concur with a bill to establish a North Carolina Gaming Commission and task it with studying sports betting. Sen. Jim Davis expects the NC sports betting bill to go to conference, where he thinks it will need to undergo “significant modification” in order to pass. After withdrawing S 574 […]

The Week In Sports Betting: A New Deal For FanDuel; Two More For DraftKings

It’s a brand new week, ladies and gents, and the first one with a meaningful football game since February — unless you include the short-lived Alliance of American Football. But who counts that? The imminent return of peak sports season is happy news for bookmakers, and there are more of them working legally in the US […]

Tar Heel Born: North Carolina Sports Betting Becomes Law

Sports betting is officially legal in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper signed S 154 into law on Friday, making his state the seventh to pass a sports betting bill this year. The new NC sports betting law allows the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to operate retail sportsbooks at two casinos in the Appalachian Mountains. […]

For Favored NC Sports Betting Bill, The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

With bipartisan support from House members and leadership, the NC sports betting bill passed by the Senate will receive approval from the House by the end of the month, according to a sponsor of the House legislation. North Carolina Rep. Kevin Corbin tells Legal Sports Report that S 154 will pass the House “with no […]