A committee in the North Carolina Senate voted Wednesday to amend and advance a bill that would legalize online sports betting statewide.
The Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee delivered its verdict in favor of HB 347 roughly one month after the House of Representatives voted on the sports betting bill. The changes of note were to the tax rate and addition of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing events.
North Carolina has a limited sports betting market. As it stands, there are three retail facilities—two sponsored by Caesars and all run by the tribes.