Sports-betting venues opening at 2 western NC casinos

CHEROKEE, NC (AP) — The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is ready to open sports-betting venues at its two western North Carolina casinos.

Thursday’s sports book openings at the Harrah’s Cherokee casinos in Cherokee and Murphy come nearly two years after the General Assembly gave the federally recognized American Indian tribe the authority to offer this type of gambling.

The option opened up in 2018 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that restricted sports gambling in most states.

Patrons can bet on pro and collegiate sports, as well as on off-site horse races.

Categories: Associated Press, NC, NC-Carolinas, News, US

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