Sports betting launches in North Carolina

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and William Hill have opened The Book, North Carolina’s first legal sports betting venue, at both of its Harrah’s Cherokee Casino sites in Cherokee and Murphy.


The state’s tribal sports betting bill was approved by the Senate in April 2019. This bill classes sports betting as a Class III gaming activity, meaning that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could offer it at both of its casinos under its Class III compact.

“We are excited to offer legal sports betting at The Book, and just in time for March Madness.” Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed said.

“We would like to thank our partners at William Hill and Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos, as well as members of the state, for making this opening possible.”

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