In the initial three weeks of legalized sports gambling, North Carolinians bet more than $655 million.

North Carolinians have been actively participating in sports gambling since it was legalized, with a reported $659,308,541 wagered on sports events within the first three weeks of its launch. The N.C. State Lottery Commission released a report detailing the data from March 11 to March 31, which included both promotional and paid revenue from bets. From these wagers, North Carolinians were able to win $590,750,303.

The gross wagering revenue for March alone was $66,496,213, which is subject to an 18% tax as mandated by state law. This tax is applied to the total revenue generated by sports wagering activities. For a more comprehensive overview of the sports gambling activity in March, you can refer to the full activity report on the WBTV website.

As North Carolina continues to embrace legal sports gambling, it is important for residents to stay informed about the regulations and tax implications associated with this form of entertainment. Copyright for this report belongs to WBTV, and all rights are reserved.

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