On Friday, North Carolina became the 17th state to legalize sports betting since last year’s historic Supreme Court ruling. Gov. Roy Cooper put pen to paper on SB 154 to allow sports wagering at a pair of Harrah’s Cherokee casinos in the western part of the state.
The Indiana Gaming Commission has issued temporary sports betting licenses to twelve (update: make that thirteen) casinos and off-track betting locations (OTBs) ahead of a planned September 1st launch date.
In a state as large as California with as many college and professional sports teams as it has, it would seem that legal sports betting should be a no-brainer. But in the time since the option was given to the states, California has not come close to passing the necessary legislation.
The Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico has approved a bill to legalize in-person and online sports betting. Governor Ricardo Rosselló originally pushed for the introduction of the bill and is expected to sign it into law once it hits his desk.