Regulator Expects Online NC Sports Betting To Miss Super Bowl

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North Carolina regulators continue to push forward with their rule-making process, but there is still no date for online NC sports betting to begin. 

During a North Carolina State Lottery Commission meeting Wednesday to approve NC sports betting applications, Chairman Ripley Rand said there is still too much work to accomplish to achieve a launch for Super Bowl betting. Earlier this month, regulators said they would not be ready for a launch Jan. 8, the first possible day according to state law.

“Because of the variables, it’s too early to set the start date at this time,” Rand said. “We are committed to get up and running as soon as possible.”

Applications will be available by Monday at the latest and due by December 27. Sports betting must go online by June 14, according to the state’s sports betting law.

Approving NC sports betting applications

NC Lottery Deputy Director of Sports Betting Sterl Carpenter revealed the applications during a Sports Betting Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday morning. He then guided them through the full commission in the afternoon. 

After debuting earlier this month, operators can request web forms on the website.

The applications approved are: 

North Carolina regulators working

Regulators are pushing toward the required launch dates. After the legislature adjusted the sports betting law in September, the commission got to work.

Commissioners finalized a first set of rules this month. A second set of rules finished a public comment period Nov. 27.

The commission is set to meet again Dec. 13. The Sports Betting Committee expects to meet again Dec. 6.

Online North Carolina sports betting coming

Gov. Roy Cooper signed online sports betting into law in June

Carpenter was hired in July, but little was done until after the legislative change in September. 

Since then, regulators have met regularly to prepare for the launch. North Carolina has in-person sports betting at three tribal casinos.