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Licensed operators can begin registering players on March 1
Under Sports Wagering Authorization approved Wednesday, licensed interactive sports wagering operators who hold Certificates of Compliance can begin registering players, creating interactive accounts and accepting deposits at noon on Friday, March 1.
Start date for sports wagering set for noon, March 11
At a meeting Wednesday, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission set Monday, March 11, as the day that legal sports wagering can begin in North Carolina. The date is part of a Sports Wagering Authorization approved by the Commission. Read the Authorization here. No sports wagers will be lawful in North Carolina until noon on Monday, March 11.
Commission asks prospective operators to submit internal controls by Jan. 26
At a meeting Wednesday, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission identified Jan. 26 as a key deadline for applicants for interactive sports wagering licenses to submit their proposed internal controls for review. By meeting the deadline, an operator-applicant helps ensure it is ready to offer sports wagering on the first day. No date for the first day of sports betting has been set. To move forward with sports betting as soon as possible, the commission is encouraging operator-applicants to submit internal controls while their applications are under review.
Commission approves internal control requirements
At a meeting Wednesday, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved processes and documents that direct operator-applicants how to construct and submit their proposed internal controls for review. Internal control documents are important for ensuring compliance. Each licensed operator must receive approval of internal controls before offering bets in North Carolina. At this time, the applications of nine prospective operators are under review.
Commission approves two testing laboratories
At a meeting Wednesday, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission approved two independent test laboratories to evaluate gaming equipment, software, and processes for compliance with state law and commission rules. The labs obtaining approval are Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and BMM Testlabs. The commission is still accepting submissions from entities that would like to serve as an independent testing laboratory, if others wish to seek approval.