As far as I know, there aren't any proposals that would allow casinos to start operating in N.C. But you have to wonder if it is just a matter of time.
States all across the country have been expanding legalized gambling as a way to generate revenue during these tough times. Casinos are now legal in 40 states. And the casinos are reportedly bringing in billions of dollars in taxes.
After a long battle, NC finally approved the education lottery a few years ago. So you have to wonder how long it will be before lawmakers decide to roll the dice on casinos.
To be sure, the issue of gambling is very controversial here in NC. One could probably argue both the pros and cons of allowing casinos here. I would bet the mere mention of casinos will bring joy to some and raise the blood pressure of others.