North Carolina Lottery Commission Receives 9 Sports Betting License Applications

Sports betting is on its way in the Tar Heel State!

May 7, 2022; Cary, NC, USA; A north Carolina state flag is seen during the Challenge Cup Final
May 7, 2022; Cary, NC, USA; A north Carolina state flag is seen during the Challenge Cup Final / Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Legalized sports betting is on the horizon in the Tar Heel State as the state is making the necessary preparations for a successful launch.

The North Carolina Lottery Commission will play a significant role in getting sports betting off the ground and has reportedly received nine applications for interactive sports wagering operator licenses, according to WWAY.

The state’s lottery commission defines an interactive sports wagering operator license as “a business that offers and accepts sports wagers on sporting events.”

The commission said no companies have been approved yet, but several sports betting suppliers have been given provisional licenses (which last for 180 days).

The seven companies that have been reported with provisional licenses are SportContentCo LLC, SIS Content Services Inc., Swish Analytics North Carolina Inc., Idology Inc., LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL Inc., International Betting Integrity Association, and FEMG CO., according to Covers.com.

These are obviously not the big players you expect to see, but most of the major sportsbooks you would expect (FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, etc.) are reportedly among the nine applied for licenses. It would be a surprise if any of these operators weren't approved and prepared to go live as early as possible.

As for the operator's licenses, if approved by March 11 at noon, they can start taking deposits and registering accounts when online/mobile sports betting officially launches in teh state.

Here at Old North Banter we'll keep you updated with the latest sports betting news in the Tar Heel State as we get closer to launch.