North Carolina Sports Betting
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Sports Betting is legal, but you cannot bet in North Carolina quite yet.

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The Latest in North Carolina Sports Betting

Dec. 7, 2020

North Carolina Retail Sports Betting Could Begin By March Madness

North Carolina sports betting could begin in time for the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament after representatives from the state’s two Native American casinos and the state government agreed to a sportsbook operating deal last week

We graded North Carolina on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Overall NC Sports Betting Grade: TBD
Most sports bettors will not change their existing habits to bet legally. They will not drive any distance, let alone 200-plus miles, to bet. Still, we're waiting for more information to judge NC in full. Therefore, a lack of online sports betting means North Carolina gets an F for its overall experience.

Mobile Betting Options: F

There’s no online sports betting in North Carolina. You can’t give it anything but an F.

Sign Up & Deposits: F

You can only bet in person, so there’s no online deposits or registrations. F.

Fair Pricing: TBD

Caesars owns and operates Harrah's, so its sports betting product will be integrated into each casino. While Caesars has fair pricing elsewhere, a monopoly is never a good thing.

The company says it has "flexibility to make adjustments for our region" in regards to odds, so expect local teams to be priced differently than normal.

Offerings: TBD

Mobile offerings often turn out different than in-person ones, so we’ll wait to grade North Carolina on this.

The Good: Sports Betting Exists

The sheer existence of sports betting is more than half the states in the union can say. So that's a plus.

The Bad: Everything Else

The Cherokee casinos are trying to create a monopoly for themselves around sports betting -- but it won't be a very lucrative one if betting remains in-person only.

Is Sports Betting Legal in North Carolina?

Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but not yet live.

Can You Bet on Sports Online in NC?

Online sports betting is not legal.

Is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal in North Carolina?

DraftKings Sportsbook is not legal in North Carolina, but if the state gets online betting, expect DK to be among the first to market.

How Old Do I Have to Be to Bet on Sports in North Carolina?

The minimum age to bet is 21.

Is MyBookie Legal in NC?

MyBookie is not legal in North Carolina, and won't be necessary soon if the state can legalize full online betting.

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North Carolina Sports Betting Locations
North Carolina has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

Division I Football & Basketball

Duke Blue Devils
North Carolina Tar Heels
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Charlotte 49ers
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
NC State Wolfpark
East Carolina Pirates

Division I Basketball Only

Campbell Fighting Camels
Campbell Fighting Camels Davidson Wildcats
Elon Phoenix
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
North Carolina A&T Aggies
North Carolina A&T Aggies North Carolina Central Eagles
Western Carolina Catamounts
High Point Panthers

Pro Sports Teams

Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Charlotte FC (MLS)
Charlotte Hornets (NBA)

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