North Carolina State Lottery Commission

Sports and Pari-Mutuel Wagering

The North Carolina State Lottery Commission and its staff have the responsibility to license and regulate sports betting and wagers on horse racing, under the Sports Wagering and Pari-Mutuel Wagering law.

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calendar_today 12/1/2023

Application for sports betting licenses now available

Parties interested in applying for sports betting licenses can now begin their applications. Application request forms are located on the Licensing webpage along with sample applications forms. After submitting a request, interested parties will get a unique “live” link by email. Applications can be started for an interactive sports wagering operator license, a service provider license, and a sports wagering supplier license. Interested parties also can review FAQs on application and licensing at the Frequently Asked Questions webpage and submit a question on applications and licensing using the Have A Sports Wagering License Question? webform.

calendar_today 11/29/2023

North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved applications for sports betting licensure

The North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved applications for sports betting licensure, taking a major step forward in the licensing of sports betting operators. The approval allows for the commission to begin accepting applications for interactive sports wagering operators as well as the associated sports betting suppliers and providers. Staff has forecast that updates will be posted online in coming days and emails issued to parties that registered and requested updates. Click on this link to see a progress report from the commission.

calendar_today 11/16/2023

First set of sports wagering rules approved

During a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved the first set of rules governing sports wagering. The new rules go into effect Jan. 8, 2024. The rules are posted here.

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calendar_today Dec. 6, 2023 1:45 p.m.

Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Sports Betting Committee is scheduled.

calendar_today Dec. 13, 2023 10:00 a.m.

Commission Meeting

A meeting of the North Carolina State Lottery Commission is scheduled.

calendar_today Dec. 27, 2023

Recommended Submission Date

The commission’s recommended date for applicants for interactive sports wagering operator licenses that wish to participate in the earliest “go live” date to have submitted complete applications. The commission will set the “go live” date in the future.