The North Carolina State Lottery Commission’s Sports Betting Committee unanimously approved multiple rulemaking processes, along with an overview of a second set of a rules package to oversee North Carolina sports betting during a 25-minute meeting Tuesday.
Sterl Carpenter, the lottery’s deputy executive director for gaming compliance and sports betting, gave a layout with specific dates throughout his presentation to the committee. It will be a busy month for the committee as the public comment period for the first set of rules proposed on Oct. 17 has ended.
Next Meeting Scheduled For Nov. 14
During the committee’s next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, they will review the public comments and make any staff recommendations from the first set of rules proposed. Two days later, the Commission will consider rule adoption. For the proposed second set of rules, the public comment period will run from Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 27, with a public hearing set for Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. in Raleigh.
Public participation materials can be found online at www.nclottery.com/sports-betting. Comments from the public will be collected and shared with the committee and Commissioners. A follow-up presentation regarding the second set of rules will come on or about Wednesday, Dec. 6.
North Carolina lottery officials are using a process that will hasten the commission’s ability to approve rules, with the goal to have all the regulations in place so the lottery can launch sports betting by June 15, 2024, the deadline lawmakers put in place when they passed the sports betting law earlier this year. The earliest North Carolina betting apps can start is on Jan. 8, 2024.
The rules also will apply to parimutuel wagering, which was also approved when the state legislature passed House Bill 347.