North Carolina House rejects sports betting bill by one vote

| By Richard Mulligan
North Carolina lawmakers have rejected by a single vote legislation that would have allowed sports betting in the US state.

Members of the North Carolina House voted against the SB688 bill on Wednesday (22 June) by 51-50 at second reading. The legislation had already been passed by the state Senate.

While another gambling bill, SB38, passed the House by a single vote, that legislation was designed to amend SB688 so it cannot progress alone.

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