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Today, the North Carolina Lottery Commission held a meeting to iron out some details ahead of the state’s sports betting launch. A few key developments were announced, including some new supplier licenses and a self-exclusion program. Here’s a quick overview of the meeting.

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New Supplier Licenses Approved: 2 Full Licenses and 7 Provisional

The licenses approved (or provisionally approved) today were specifically for suppliers. In other words, the licenses were granted to service providers, not sportsbooks themselves. The sportsbooks coming to North Carolina have not yet received their licenses. These will come closer to the official launch.

Two companies received full supplier licenses, allowing them to operate in the state. These are GeoComply and SBTech. The former helps sportsbooks confirm player locations to ensure they’re within state lines when they place wagers. The latter is a back-end provider of sportsbook services. Secen provisional licenses were awarded for the following organizations:

  • Banach Technologies
  • Telecheck Services LLC
  • Genius Sports Media Inc.
  • Socure Inc.
  • U.S. Integrity Inc.
  • Aristotle International Inc.
  • Xpoint Services LLC

The NC Lottery Commission had previously awarded seven other provisional licenses for the following businesses:

  • FEMG, CO
  • International Betting Integrity Association
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL, Inc.
  • Idology, Inc.
  • Swish Analytics North Carolina, Inc.
  • SIS Content Services, Inc.
  • SportContentCo, LLC

What About Sportsbook Licenses?

Sportsbook operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and others are expected to go live in North Carolina once the state opens up for sports betting. However, they have not yet received their license. It’s common for states to take the approach North Carolina is taking, approving suppliers and service providers first. Sportsbooks themselves will follow soon, likely as soon as next week. March 1 is the pre-registration date for NC sportsbooks, and sportsbooks must be licensed before they can begin accepting players.

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NC Voluntary Exclusion Program Approved

In addition to the new licenses, the NC Lottery Commission approved a statewide voluntary exclusion program. Self-exclusion allows players to voluntarily sign up to be excluded from online gambling in the state. It’s a responsible gambling tool intended to help those who may wish to steer clear of online gambling options.

When Will North Carolina Sports Betting Launch?

North Carolina sportsbooks will begin accepting player registrations on March 1, 2024, at 12 p.m. ET. From that date, players can register for accounts and even make deposits. Some sportsbooks may offer special early-bird bonuses for players who sign up during the pre-registration period. Note, however, that NC sportsbooks cannot accept bets starting March 1. The full-scale launch will occur on March 11 at 12 p.m. ET. Sports betting sites can fully launch and start accepting bets at that time. If you’re pre-registered, you will be ready to go as soon as sportsbooks go live in North Carolina.


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