North Carolina Sports Betting Is Live: What You Need To Know


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Online North Carolina sports betting is live after months of waiting for sportsbook apps to launch.

Eight sportsbooks launched statewide online NC sports betting at noon ET on Monday. Since March 1, North Carolinians could sign up and deposit into sportsbook accounts during a pre-registration period. Now, players can make actual live wagers.

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Here is everything North Carolina needs to know about NC sports betting:

Live updates for NC online sports betting launch

Follow along for live updates about the launch of online sports betting in North Carolina.

How to sign up for North Carolina sports betting

On Apple and Android smartphones, users can download the sportsbook apps at their respective app stores. 

The sportsbooks ask for information for identity verification, such as name, address and social security number. Users must be at least 21 years old, and must be located within North Carolina to wager.

Operators in North Carolina require a photo of a government-issued ID or verification through secure online databases used by governments and businesses to verify identities.

Funding NC sports betting accounts

Users can deposit money into their accounts through various methods. Those methods include: 

Which NC sportsbooks are live?

There are eight sportsbooks live for sports betting Monday: 

Caesars is licensed as a service provider and partnered with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which holds the operator license.

Bet types available in North Carolina

NC sports betting operators can offer the following types of wagers: 

What games can NC sports bettors wager on? 

North Carolina bettors can wager on most professional leagues across the globe. North Carolinians will also have college football betting and college basketball betting, including player prop bets.

The full catalog can be found at NCGaming.gov. If a league is approved, wagers can be placed on: 

What North Carolina cannot bet on

Operators cannot offer a variety of markets. Those include: 

Why NC sports betting launched Monday

North Carolina sports betting law mandated sports betting must launch between January 8 and June 15

During the rule making process, regulators knew a launch by the Super Bowl would not happen. But they worked to ensure a launch in time for March Madness betting, a key user acquisition event for the industry.

The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday with UNC and Duke as the top two seeds. The two North Carolina universities will also be high seeds during the NCAA Tournament, which starts next week.

What took so long in North Carolina?

North Carolina first legalized sports betting in 2019, but only in-person at tribal casinos.

Then, there was a long legislative journey to get to Monday’s launch.

Now, North Carolinians could bet up to $7 billion in the next 12 months, according to LSR projections.