North Carolina Online Sportsbooks Now Open Statewide

Legal online sportsbooks launched today in North Carolina at noon. Find out which eight betting sites are available and the bonuses at each.

It is the day that North Carolina sports bettors have waited years to come. Effective today, March 11, 2024 at noon, statewide mobile sports betting is open. It is now legal to place a bet on a computer or phone almost anywhere in the state. The only exceptions are reservations. However, the Caesars Sportsbook app works on both Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian reservations, as well as throughout the state. This includes Harrah’s Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River.

The same could be said of the land where Catawba Two Kings sits. However, the tribe failed to secure a mobile betting partner by the deadline to launch today. The only betting that takes place on its tribal land is on the IGT kiosks in its retail NC sportsbook.

All North Carolina bettors must be at least 21 years old. Wagers must be placed within the state line. Geolocation software is used to determine where the wager originates. Visitors from other states may place legal sports bets in North Carolina, just as residents can.  

The grand opening falls perfectly with the start of the ACC Basketball tournament. That means the NCAA tournament is right around the corner. That is one of the most exciting times in the year for legal sports betting.

There are eight North Carolina online sportsbooks. Each is legal and regulated by the North Carolina Lottery. Here is the complete list:

New Player Bonus Offers

All eight online North Carolina betting sites offer bonuses to new players. It must be a new account. Players who placed bets in another state like Tennessee or Virginia before the North Carolina launch with the same brand do not qualify for the offers described below. These offers are also available to bettors visiting from other states if they never had an account at one of these sites. For example, players from Georgia and South Carolina, where sports betting is not legal, may cross the state line and make bets on their phones. 

Read the terms and conditions of each offer to ensure that you know how long you have to make the bets and how much must be wagered to clear the bonus. Failing to understand the rules of the bonus may cause a disqualification by placing bets that are not covered by the wagering requirement or waiting too long to put the promotion into action. 

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There are two bonuses for new players at Bet365. One is to bet $5 and receive $200 in bonus bets. The other is a loss rebate of up to $1000. The wagering requirement is only one for both of these bonuses. 


New BetMGM players receive $200 in bonus bets. It is awarded in $50 increments. 

Get this BetMGM offer


North Carolina players who deposit and bet at least $10 receive five $50 bets for a total of $250. Players have 14 days to place the bonus bets before they expire. Only winnings may be withdrawn.

Get this Caesars Sportsbook offer


DraftKings offers North Carolina players $200 in bonus bets after making a bet of at least $5.

Get this DraftKings offer


Any new North Carolina player deposit received $200 in bonus bets. 


Fanatics offers players $200 in bonus bets after their first deposit of at least $50. There are also regular deals related to sports merchandise. 


New players receive $200 in bonus bets after making a wager of at least $5. 

Underdog Sports

Underdog Sports took longer than expected to launch its North Carolina sports betting website. It is finally live and we know its new player offer. Players receive a bonus bet up to $1000 if their first bet loses. For example, if the player bets $500 and the bet loses, a $500 bonus is awarded to the player. If the bonus bet wins, the winnings are awarded to the player, but not the bonus. This is called a loss rebate.

Players may hit all eight online sportsbook bonuses in North Carolina if they never had an account. Make sure to play within your bankroll. If you think a bonus is too large for your current bankroll, wait until you can afford to play. If you think a bonus is too small to bother with, wait until major events. Online sportsbooks oftenoffer better deals around March Madness and the NFL playoffs.