North Carolina Officially Awards 8 Sports Betting Licenses

North Carolina sports betting is just around the corner. The North Carolina State Lottery Commission (NCSLC) previously granted licenses to key suppliers and other stakeholders. Today, the Commission revealed eight operator licenses for actual sportsbooks.

With the licenses now granted, the sportsbooks will be cleared to launch on March 11, the first day that sportsbooks are allowed to accept bets in the state.

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Eight Sportsbooks Now Licensed in North Carolina

The following operators have received Interactive Sports Wagering Licenses from the North Carolina State Lottery Commission:

  • Betfair Interactive US, LLC (as FanDuel)
  • BetMGM, LLC
  • Crown NC Gaming, LLC (as DraftKings)
  • FBG Enterprises Opco, LLC (as Fanatics Sportsbook)
  • Hillside (North Carolina), LLC (as bet365)
  • Penn Sports Interactive, LLC (as ESPN BET)
  • Underdog Sports Wagering LLC

Caesars is partnered with a North Carolina tribal operator and initially received its license as a supplier. However, later on Thursday, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) received a provider license.

What Does This Mean for NC Sports Bettors?

Simple: It means that these sportsbooks will more than likely launch on or very near Day 1, aka March 11. But it also means something else. Sportsbooks in North Carolina are expected to offer pre-launch promotions. Such promotions give bettors early access to sportsbooks (though bets can’t be placed until March 11), often accompanied by bonus bets or other perks.

Check back with Gaming Today for more info when these offers go live starting on March 1 at 12 p.m. ET.

NC Sportsbooks: bet365 | BetMGM | DraftKings | FanDuel | Fanatics | Underdog

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include the eighth license given to the EBCI.

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