The North Carolina House is likely to take up a bill in committee that would legalize betting on collegiate, amateur, electronic, and professional sports in North Carolina. The bill, SB 688–Sports Wagering, passed the Senate in August 2021, and the House Commerce Committee in November 2021. Its next stop is the House Judiciary 1 Committee, which could take up the bill at any time.
Please TAKE ACTION NOW! Contact your State representative and urge him or her to oppose SB 688, and any legislation that would legalize the dangerous and predatory practice of sports gambling in North Carolina!
Numerous studies have proven human cost of predatory gambling and gambling addiction, including increases in divorce, alcoholism, drug addiction, abuse, job loss, personal bankruptcy, and suicide.
Join NC Family in opposing SB 688 and the legalization of sports betting by taking action NOW and contacting your State House Member! Thank you!