Gaming Laboratories To Assist With NC Sports Betting Launch
The North Carolina Lottery has selected Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) to assist with the upcoming launch of its sports betting market. GLI is a testing service specializing in ensuring betting apps are ready to go in new markets. Massachusetts, Vermont, and Kentucky partnered with GLI to launch sports betting in their states. This is a good sign for the future of North Carolina sportsbooks.
NC Lottery Prepares For Sportsbook Launch With GLI
GLI will work closely with regulators as they curate the final rules for the market and during the licensing phase. The world testing service will also provide testing for sportsbooks, certifications for the industry, and ensure the industry’s integrity is met.
“Gaming Laboratories International, a leading global firm in the areas of testing and certification, hired to assist with the launch of sports betting,” reads the announcement. “The firm will support the commission in rule-making, licensing procedures, development of an audit program, risk control, and much more. In the past year, GLI has assisted Massachusetts, Vermont, and Kentucky, in starting sports betting in those states.”
The North Carolina Lottery chose GLI to license and regulate sports betting responsibly. While there is still no set date for when the market will go live, this hiring shows that lawmakers are working hard towards a launch.
Other Recent Moves For Sports Betting By NC Lottery
The commission has been active in anticipation of the upcoming market. Alongside the GLI announcement, the NC Lottery has also posted a job listing for a Director of Licensing. Additionally, potential “Service Provider or Supplier License” applicants can begin registering online. These applicants will receive email updates regarding important sports betting information and dates. Applicants can register here.
The commission has also added a second of two new associate attorneys. These litigators will help develop rules and regulations for the future betting market.
Regarding the sportsbooks, all potential operator applicants must show the commission that they have the infrastructure to operate in North Carolina, including the appropriate safeguards, staff, and technology to meet the industry’s requirements.