Steve Bittenbender

Steve Bittenbender

Sports Betting Expert & Insider
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As a writer and analyst for, Steve not only covers gaming news and developments in North Carolina but also provides insights into what they mean for bettors, licensed operators and the state.

Steve’s been featured in Axios, Queen City News, 97.9 The Hill, WNCT, CBS 17, WWAY, Spectrum News and several other news outlets across the Tar Heel State. He’s interviewed influential leaders in sports, gaming and politics. Over the past year, he’s covered the legalization of statewide North Carolina sports betting as well as the discussion about approving commercial casinos.

Back in August, Steve first reported that a March launch was most likely for North Carolina sports betting.

Steve has broken news about what North Carolina sports betting apps will be available, and the state's launch. He has also covered how North Carolina college athletics programs stand to benefit from it and changes made to the sports betting law in the state budget.

A veteran journalist with 25 years of experience covering sports, politics and business, Steve has reported on the gambling industry intently over the past five years, an era that has seen sports betting proliferate across the country in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling overturning PASPA.

You can also find Steve providing news updates and insights on his X account @BittGDCG.

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