As we await a final state budget plan, last-minute negotiations are intensely focused on the potential of allowing multiple casinos across North Carolina beyond the tribal casinos already in place.

It’s an intense debate that crosses party lines, and could happen in the next two weeks. Now a group of sports betting companies want in on the action with the ability to gamble on your phone, too.

This week, Sports Betting Alliance Vice President Scott Ward joins host Tim Boyum to explain what’s going on behind the scenes, what mobile gambling would look like, and how he counters some concerns over competition, gambling addiction and more!

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a sound bite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

Listen and Subscribe

Apple | Spotify | Stitcher | Google

Join the Conversation

Do you have any thoughts or questions for Tim? Weigh in on Twitter with the hashtag #TyingItTogetherNC. Afterward, rate the podcast and leave a review to tell us what you think!