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North Carolina sports betting bill will be voted on by the Senate next week

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Senate plans to vote to legalize mobile sports betting and, in select locations, in-person sports betting next week, setting a timeline for the legislation being discussed for more than two years.

A Senate committee passed its version of House Bill 347 with several significant changes on Wednesday.

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The bill is scheduled to go to two Senate finance and rules committees on Tuesday, then go to votes on May 31 and June 1, Senate Leader Phil Berger said. Because the legislation contains a tax, the Senate must hold two roll-call votes on separate days.

“These are reasonable changes,” said Berger, a Republican from Rockingham County. “I think these are changes that improve the bill.”

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