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Sports betting legalized in North Carolina

North Carolina has become the seventh US state to pass sports betting legislation this year after Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill into law on Friday, July 26.

The bill restricts sports betting to just two tribal casinos – the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ facilities in Cherokee and Murphy – and does not allow mobile wagering.

Both casinos are located in the Appalachian Mountains, far from Charlotte and Raleigh, the biggest cities in North Carolina.

Unlike in other states, betting on in-state collegiate teams will be allowed, including the leading basketball programs at Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

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