Sports Betting is Live in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

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The day has finally arrived in the Tar Heel state – North Carolina sports betting is live.

As of 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 11, 2024, residents can choose from Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel, BetMGM, bet365, DraftKings, ESPN BET, Fanatics, and Underdog Sports to place mobile sports bets. 

You can now sign up for sportsbook accounts and bet on any sport you choose. Here, we will break down what you need to know about North Carolina sports betting, the best NC betting promos, and where and how to place a wager.

More: North Carolina Gambling Laws | North Carolina Gambling Resouces | North Carolina Sports Betting Tax Rate

North Carolina Mobile Sports Betting Apps

The North Carolina State Lottery Commission has approved eight online sportsbook licenses on the go-live date. With some of the best names in the industry, North Carolina has built an impressive roster of online sportsbooks for residents to take advantage of on day one.

Earlier this year, the lottery commission also announced that up to 11 online North Carolina sports betting apps could be approved in the Tar Heel State. It is unknown which apps may be available in the future, but there are plenty of options to place a legal mobile sports wager in North Carolina.

Below, we have included the top North Carolina sportsbook operators and what makes them stand out.

📱 NC Sportsbook App⭐️ Best Feature
Caesars Sportsbook North CarolinaBest Sportsbook Rewards Program
FanDuel North CarolinaBest Overall Betting App
BetMGM North CarolinaBest App User Experience
bet365 North CarolinaBest Variety of Betting Markets
DraftKings North CarolinaBest Promos for Existing Users
Underdog Sports North CarolinaBest for DFS Players
Fanatics North CarolinaBest for Early Cashout Options
ESPN BET North CarolinaBest for Live Betting

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North Carolina Retail Sports Betting

Retail sports betting has been legal on tribal casino properties since 2021. Following the passing of HB 347, North Carolina has approved retail sports betting on non-tribal lands, and they will launch on a case-by-case basis.

State law allows up to eight retail sportsbook locations. These include:

  • Bank of America Stadium: Carolina Panthers
  • Spectrum Center: Charlotte Hornets
  • WakeMed Soccer Park: North Carolina FC & North Carolina Courage
  • PNC Arena: Carolina Hurricanes
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • North Wilkesboro Speedway
  • Quail Hollow Country Club
  • Sedgefield Country Club

The three tribal casinos will also still take sports bets. Residents can visit one of three locations:

  • Catawba Two Kings Casino
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel

 Read More: Signing Up for Multiple North Carolina Sports Betting Apps | FanDuel Strikes PartenerShip with Carolina Panthers

North Carolina Sportsbook Bonuses & Welcome Offers

With the launch of online sports betting, thousands of dollars in North Carolina sportsbook promos are available to new users. The best part is that unlocking these bonuses requires little, and sometimes no, financial commitment. 

Bonus bets, site credits, profit boosts, and other types of sports betting offers are among the types available. Check out the table below for Gaming Today’s sports betting offers and each operator’s promo code when they become available.

📱 NC Sportsbook App⭐️ Best Feature💰 Welcome Offer🎯 Promo Code🤑 VISIT SPORTSBOOK
Caesars Sportsbook North CarolinaBest Sportsbook Rewards ProgramBet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets TODAYNCBGVisit Caesars
FanDuel North CarolinaBest Overall Betting AppBet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Click to claimVisit FanDuel
BetMGM North CarolinaBest App User ExperienceBet $5, Get $150 Instantly in Bonus Bets*TODAYVisit BetMGM
bet365 North CarolinaBest Variety of Betting MarketsGet $150 in Bonus Bets OR a First Bet Safety Net up to $1,000GTODAYNCVisit bet365
DraftKings North CarolinaBest Promos for Existing UsersGet Up to $1,250 in Welcome BonusesClick to claimVisit DraftKings

How to Sign Up with North Carolina Sportsbooks

Signing up for a sports betting app is straightforward. There are only a few simple steps to creating an account. 

All you need to do is claim one or more of the offers at Gaming Today. You can sign up on your personal computer or mobile device. From there, you need to enter a few required bits of information, including: 

  • Contact Information: Email, phone number, and residential address
  • Government-issued ID
  • Social Security Number

Once you have all your identity-verifying information, you can create your account by providing a password and payment method. Make sure you check out each sportsbook’s welcome offers before signing up to ensure you gain maximum value on all sportsbook bonuses. 

Creating a sportsbook account is similar to signing up for any other online service. The signup page will have all the necessary information. 

What Can I Bet on in North Carolina? 

Sports betting will be allowed in the Tar Heel state on professional and college sports, electronic sports, and amateur sports. As long as the State Lottery Commission approves it, residents can put some money down. 

There are also plenty of professional and collegiate teams in North Carolina. With March Madness coming up just in time for legal sports betting in North Carolina, residents can bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and NC State Wolfpack this March.

Check Out Available Odds: March Madness Odds | NHL Odds | NBA Odds

In professional sports, the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and Charlotte Hornets of the NBA are in the middle of their seasons. Carolina Panthers odds will also be available all offseason, heading into the 2024-2025 NFL season

Below, we have included a checklist of North Carolina-approved and prohibited sports betting events. 

✅ Approved Sports and Wagering Events❌ Unapproved Sports and Wagering Events
✅ Major Sports Leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NFL)🚫Injuries
✅ College Sports🚫 Penalties
✅ Boxing🚫The outcome of disciplinary proceedings against a participant in a sporting event
✅ Olympics🚫Youth sports
✅ MMA🚫The outcome of replay review
✅ Motorsports

About the Author
DJ Corrigan

DJ Corrigan

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DJ Corrigan is a sports betting writer for Gaming Today and has been covering the world of wagering since his days at Ohio State University. Corrigan's love of betting the Over and chasing the hungry dogs has led him to a career crunching numbers with an emphasis on NCAAF, NCAAB, NFL, and MLB betting.

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