North Carolina Sports Betting

Sports betting has been sweeping across the country in recent years and even though it took some time, there are more and more southern states embracing the industry. One of those states is North Carolina, where retail wagers have been accepted since March 2021. 

Where Can I Place A Bet In North Carolina?

North Carolina only accepts land-based wagers and at the moment, there are only two venues. Both are in the western part of the state, located in Cherokee and Murphy. 

Can I Bet On Sports Online In NC?

You cannot legally place online sports bets in North Carolina, as wagering is only offered inside land-based sportsbooks. If looking to take advantage of mobile wagering, bettors can travel to nearby Tennessee or Virginia. 

Which Sports Can I Bet On In North Carolina?

Whether betting in person or online, sportsbooks these days offer a huge range of betting options across many different sports and leagues from all over the world. The list of sports that you should be able to wager on in (and around) North Carolina includes but is not limited to:

  • Football ( NFL, NCAA)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA, & more)
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Hockey (NHL, KHL, & more)
  • Golf (PGA, LPGA, European Tour)
  • Soccer (EPL, Serie A, Bundesliga, MLS, & more)
  • Boxing/MMA

While land-based sportsbooks do have a variety of odds, it’s likely there are even more options at Tennessee sportsbooks across the border because the mobile platform tends to offer more markets. 

How Do Sports Betting Signup Offers Work?

Even though this isn’t currently available in North Carolina, some residents of the Tar Heel State are likely to make their way over to Tennessee or Virginia sportsbooks due to their proximity from the land-based sportsbooks. 

If and when that does happen, bettors using a mobile application will be eligible to receive signup offers when choosing a sportsbook. There are generally three types of bonuses offered by online betting sites, and we’ll briefly detail each one. 

First Deposit Offer

A first deposit offer involves the sportsbook matching a bettor’s deposit a percentage of the way, up to a certain amount. The exact percentage depends on the site but many sportsbooks with this bonus match 100 percent of the way, typically up to an amount between $250 and $500. 

Bettors will enjoy receiving this bonus because it offers the chance to immediately double the eligible funds to wager with. If you deposit $200 and receive a 100 percent match, you will be awarded an additional $200 in site credit for a total of $400. 

No Deposit Offer

A no deposit offer is what it sounds like, as bettors are rewarded without having to invest anything in the site. These offers are pretty uncommon but when they do present themselves, all that’s required is the completion of a registration form. No deposit bonuses are generally for smaller amounts such as $25 but they are the closest thing to free money that bettors will get. 

How To Fund Your Betting Account

Betting transactions are made considerably easier via the online platform. At the casino, bettors must walk around with cash and physical bet slips but when using an app, it can all be done on your mobile device. 

Sportsbook Deposit Process

Whether you’re a new signup or an existing player, depositing into your sportsbook account is an incredibly simple process that only takes a matter of moments to complete. 

  • Click Deposit or Add Funds 
  • Choose banking method and provide all necessary information if using a credit/debit/prepaid card
  • Enter the amount you wish to deposit.
  • If using an eWallet such as PayPal, you will be prompted to fill in your email and password to complete the transaction.
  • The deposit will be reflected in your deposit and email confirmation will be sent for your records. 

Sportsbook Withdrawal Process

It takes a little bit of time to receive funds when withdrawing, but the process can be kick-started with just a few clicks. Overall, bettors in states with mobile wagering are happy with the turnaround time following withdrawals. 

  • Find the withdrawal option on the sportsbook app or site.
  • Choose a withdrawal method and enter the amount you want to take out. 
  • If using an eWallet such as PayPal, you will need to type in your password to complete the transaction.
  • Your balance will reflect the withdrawal and you will receive email confirmation.

Online Sportsbook Payment Options

Another perk of betting on sports online is the variety of banking methods that are available. Walking about the sportsbook with cash is fine but when you do things on the mobile device, there are many more options. 

Sportsbook Deposit Options

Online sportsbooks offer a host of deposit options from traditional cards to eWallets, to cash deposits via a third party. Below is a list of what online bettors come across: 

  • Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Prepaid Cards
  • Play+ Cards
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • PayNearMe
  • ACH/eCheck

Sportsbook Withdrawal Options

There are fewer methods for withdrawing compared to depositing, but there are still many more options than what is offered at a land-based sportsbook. 

  • Play+ Prepaid Cards
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Check By Mail
  • Cash At Casino Cage

North Carolina Sports Betting Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have To Live In North Carolina To Bet?

No, but you do need to be present in one of the land-based sportsbooks located in the state. If betting online, you will need to be located inside the borders of Tennessee or Virginia. When using an application, geolocation technology ensures bettors are within legal betting range

What Is The Legal Gambling Age In North Carolina?

The legal gambling age for the lottery is 18 but the legal age for gambling in casinos and land-based sportsbooks is 21. 

What Is Sports Betting Handle?

Sports betting handle is the total amount of money taken in on wagers. The handle is calculated by a sportsbook and can be broken down into amounts for a specific sport, season, or period of time.