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North Carolina sportsbooks launch on March 11, but pre-registration begins on March 1. That means you can prepare for the state’s upcoming sports betting market by getting an early bonus and depositing into your account beforehand. If you’re looking for the best payment methods accepted at North Carolina sportsbooks, we have you covered with the top options below, plus some tips to keep in mind.

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What You Need to Know About Sportsbook Payment Methods

Before I list the most common and popular payment methods, there are a few notes to remember.

First, not every North Carolina sportsbook will have every payment method. Some are more limited in their offerings, while some will offer the full gamut. I recommend checking with a sportsbook to see whether it has your desired method before signing up to make a deposit.

Second, each sportsbook will impose its limitations on deposits. For example, one sportsbook might have a $5 minimum deposit while another has a $10 minimum. There may also be daily transaction limits per method. Similar limits may also apply to withdrawals.

Finally, many deposit options will also determine what your withdrawal options are. For example, you can typically only withdraw using PayPal if you’ve already used it to deposit (and then, you can only withdraw to the same account you used for the deposit). Sportsbook FAQs and Help Centers have more information about this.

Best Online Sportsbook Payment Methods in North Carolina

Without further ado, let’s cover Gaming Today’s top five recommended payment methods at North Carolina sportsbooks. At the end, we’ll list a few other options you can use.

PayPal: Trusted, Secure Payments

PayPal always finds its way to the top of our list, and that’s no different in North Carolina. Why? The e-wallet service offers fast, simple, and secure payments. Transactions using PayPal at sportsbooks tend to have a very high success rate, so there are rarely any issues with depositing from a PayPal account.

The only minor catch with PayPal is that you usually need to have a bank account attached to your PayPal account in order to deposit at sportsbooks. Sports betting sites don’t tend to accept PayPal if you only have a credit/debit card attached as your source of payment.

Venmo: Easy and Fast

PayPal bought Venmo in 2013. In the 10+ years since, Venmo has become a near-ubiquitous way for friends to pay one another or split the bill. Now, Venmo is a common payment method at sportsbooks. It’s still somewhat rare, and it’s mostly on offer at the bigger sportsbooks such as FanDuel and DraftKings. It’s fast and simple, as long as you have a bank account connected to your Venmo profile.

ACH Check: A Standard

ACH Check payments are typically offered through VIP Preferred, a trusted service that sends payments to and from your bank account. ACH is a preferred method among many sports bettors for its speed and convenience. Additionally, it’s one of the most commonly offered methods, typically accessible at almost every sportsbook in a given market. North Carolina is no exception. Expect ACH to be among the prime payment options on offer at the state’s sportsbooks.

Online Banking: Direct Deposits

Online banking (sometimes called “Bank Transfer”) is typically powered by a company called Trustly. To deposit this way, connect your bank account to the sportsbook. This will involve giving your bank permission to make payments to the sportsbook, which you can do online while you’re connecting your account.

Credit and Debit Cards: Everyone’s Got ‘Em

Credit and debit cards are accepted at most major sportsbooks in legal markets. North Carolina sports betting sites will almost certainly take credit and debit cards. However, they appear lower on this list for a few reasons. First, banks or creditors may put a freeze on your card if they believe fraudulent charges have been made. This can sometimes happen with gambling apps. If you use a credit card, you may be charged a cash advance fee, which can result in hefty charges from your credit issuer.

Double-check your preferred NC sportsbook to see which cards it accepts. Most will accept Visa and Mastercard, while Discover and American Express are hit or miss.

Other Payment Methods

Beyond the five methods we list above, there are plenty of others offered by certain sportsbooks. Here are a few others:

  • PayNearMe: Make cash payments at a 7-Eleven or other PayNearMe partner
  • Gift Cards: Deposit with a gift card to your preferred sportsbook
  • Prepaid Play+ Card: Fund your account with a prepaid card (Also allows for fast withdrawals)
  • Apple Pay: Deposit using a connected Apple Pay card from your iOS device
  • Wire Transfer: Send money to a sportsbook via wire transfer (Usually offered to VIP customers only)
  • Cash at a Partnered Casino: Deposit cash at your sportsbook’s partnered retail casino location


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Cole Rush

Cole Rush

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Cole Rush is a contributor to Gaming Today. Cole is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment spaces. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns.

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