A North Carolina sports betting bill that would allow the activity on tribal lands has been passed by the state Senate, and transferred to the House of Representatives.
S154, introduced by Republican Senator Jim Davis, would allow tribal gaming facilities to offer sports betting alongside other forms of gambling currently permitted under existing compacts with the state.
It was passed by the Senate at its second reading, with 43 Senators voting in favor and seven against.
This means the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, currently the only tribe that has agreed a compact with the state, would be able to launch sports betting on its lands should the House, and Governor Roy Cooper, approve the legislation.
It states that sports wagers must be placed on Indian lands that are already permitted to conduct Class III (casino) gaming activities. Betting on horse racing, which has also been added to S154, must also be conducted under the same conditions.
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