Can I Bet at NC Sportsbooks From Georgia and South Carolina

Georgia and South Carolina sports bettors can sign up for accounts in North Carolina. Find out how to do that here.

North Carolina online sportsbooks open on March 11. Prelaunch offers have been available since March 1. This includes no-deposit bonuses and extra perks for creating an account before the grand opening. 

North Carolina residents are excited that they will no longer need to drive to one of the state’s three casinos to place a bet next week. Mobile and online betting will be far more convenient for these players. Georgia and South Carolina do not have legal online sports betting. Residents of those states might wonder how they can get in on the action.

There are no restrictions on out-of-state residents

There is good news for Georgia and South Carolina residents. There is no residency restriction for North Carolina mobile sportsbooks. Georgians and South Carolinians can open accounts in North Carolina and make bets there. However, there are a couple of catches. One is that players must be at least 21 years old. 

Bets may not be placed in Georgia and South Carolina. Bettors in these states must be within the North Carolina state line to place a bet. This also works in other legal sports betting states like Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia

Georgia and South Carolina residents need to open an account within the North Carolina state line to receive the prelaunch offers. If the player cannot make it to North Carolina by March 11, an account may be created in any state. Once the identity is verified, a deposit may be made. That way, a bet can be placed in a legal state like North Carolina as soon as you cross the border.

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How to create an online sportsbook account from Georgia and South Carolina

The first step when creating a new North Carolina online sportsbook account from Georgia or South Carolina is to download one of the state’s eight legal betting apps. Those options are:

If you do not want to download the iOS or Android app, you can create an account on one of the websites related to the sportsbook. However, to place a mobile bet in North Carolina, you must eventually download one of the apps. 

The first step when creating an online sportsbook account is to click the account button. It will ask for your name, address, email, phone number, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Public databases are used to confirm your identity. This prevents fraud. Once the account is created, you may make a deposit. If you do it before March 11, you qualify for some of the prelaunch bonuses. Otherwise, you get the standard offer. 

Players may create an account at any or all of these sites. The bonus is available at each. However, there is an exception. If a Georgia or South Carolina player ever crossed a state line to bet in another state where it is legal, the new player bonus is not available on the apps where those bets were placed. That is because the player is not new and does not qualify for first deposit bonuses and loss rebates

Read the terms and conditions of bonuses

It is imperative to read the terms and conditions of a bonus. Many require that you get into action almost immediately after creating your account. If you don’t live in North Carolina, you must make a bet within a few days. It is best to avoid creating your account and depositing until you are ready to bet.

How to fund a North Carolina online sportsbook

North Carolina online sportsbooks have a variety of deposit methods. The most common are Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and bank transfers. Other options are Skrill, Venmo, Apple Pay, PayNearMe, Discover, American Express, and the Play+ prepaid debit card. We have more information in this article.

Online sportsbook rewards clubs

If you play at Harrah’s Cherokee or Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, you will be happy to know that you can earn Caesars Rewards Credits while betting on the Caesars Sportsbook. This will help you get comps and points that don’t affect your Harrah’s mailers. Bet365, BetMGM, DraftKings, and other NC betting apps also have online sportsbook rewards programs. 

Bet responsibly

Online gambling is new to players in Georgia and the Carolinas. It is important to not get caught up in the new thrill. March Madness will be more fun if you play within your means. Deposit what you can afford to lose. Bet within your limits. If you stay within your bankroll, you will enjoy the hobby more than having large swings you cannot handle.