Under North Carolina’s new Sports Wagering and Horse Race Wagering law, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission and its staff have the responsibility to license and regulate sports betting and wagers on horse racing.

The law gives the Commission the responsibility to prepare the state for authorized wagering, including, among other things, creating rules and regulations for sports betting and for horse race wagering; supporting responsible gaming; implementing and administering new licensing programs; and preparing to monitor and enforce the law and rules. The rules and regulations will govern sports wagering operators and their service providers and suppliers as well as those operating advanced deposit wagering used in horse racing.