ByCarl Carchia

Dec 8, 2023

DraftKings North Carolina Promo Code & Launch Details

We are very close to the launch of North Carolina sports betting. North Carolina bettors won’t have to wait much longer to start wagering with DraftKings North Carolina.

DraftKings Sportsbook is always among the first wave of operators to launch in a new market and North Carolina has been on its radar for some time now. In fact, DraftKings’ leadership said last summer they will be ready on Day 1 of North Carolina sports betting.

Now it’s up to North Carolina sports betting regulators to set a date. The latest news is the North Carolina State Lottery Commission has opened the window for sportsbook licensing applications.

The deadline is Dec. 27, at which point we’ll have a better idea of when the Tar Heel State will go live with legal sports betting.

When the time comes, we expect the DraftKings North Carolina promo code to be one of the best sportsbook promos in the state.

DraftKings North Carolina At A Glance

🚀 DraftKings NC Launch DateTBD (likely March)
⚖️ DraftKings NC Legal Age21
🤑 Expected DraftKings NC Promo Code OfferBet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Instantly
💰 DraftKings NC Promo CodeNone Needed
🏟️ DraftKings NC Min. Deposit$5
📱 DraftKings NC Retail PartnerTBD
📱DraftKings NC Mobile App Ratings4.8 (iOS)/4.6 (Android)

When Will DraftKings North Carolina Launch?

The first date DraftKings North Carolina could have launched was Jan. 8, 2024, however, that will not happen due to regulatory red tape that has slowed things down.

A launch for Super Bowl 58 has also been ruled out by NC State Lottery Commission Chairman Ripley Rand, so the next logical date is March 19 - the start of March Madness.

The reason for the delay stems from a change in the licensing structure. Any operator wanting to take wagers in North Carolina must have a “written designation" with a pro sports team or a sports venue (think the Spectrum Center) in order to receive a sports betting license.

It’s still unknown which of the 11 entities DraftKings will choose to partner with.

The licensing application window is open until Dec. 27, but we could have more information before that because the next North Carolina State Lottery Commission meeting is set for Dec. 13.

Chairman Ripley Rand has said a launch date will come in early 2024, but it’s hard to imagine North Carolina missing a huge opportunity to launch just as March Madness tips off.

The basketball-crazed state will be itching to bet on Duke and UNC in the NCAA Tournament for the first time (yes, wagering on in-state teams is permitted).

If for some reason DraftKings North Carolina isn’t live for March Madness, the target date NC regulators must meet is June 14, 2024. The North Carolina sports betting bill states that is the latest date legal sports betting can launch.

That date is one year from the day North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 347 into law.

Keep this page bookmarked and we’ll let you know if there are any early registration promo from DraftKings North Carolina.

Potential DraftKings North Carolina Promo Code Details

The DraftKings North Carolina promo code isn’t live yet, but DraftKings has given us plenty of indications what it will do when a new market launches. In Kentucky, new users got a Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets instantly deal.

That has been the standard promo offered from DraftKings for a while now and we see no reason why North Carolina will be any different.

The one thing that always remains the same is there won’t be a DraftKings North Carolina promo code required in order to activate this offer.

This offer works like this: Sign up with the DraftKings North Carolina promo code on launch day and bet $5+. You’ll immediately get 8 $25 bonus bets that can be used on any market.

The bonus bets have no cash value and expire in 7 days. They will not be included in any winnings, but you’ll be able to withdraw your funds immediately (no playthrough requirement).

There could also be a DraftKings North Carolina promo code for early sign ups. That is typically $100 in bonus bets just for creating an account.

In past launches, DraftKings has allowed new bettors to grab the pre-launch promo and the launch day promo, but that might not be the case this time. We’ll have a better idea in the coming months.

How the DraftKings North Carolina Promo Code Will Work

When DraftKings North Carolina launches, you’ll be able to grab the expected DraftKings NC promo code, which usually gives new users $200 in bonus bets immediately for making a $5 wager (no promo code needed).

We think there’s a very high probability you’ve never signed up for a sportsbook account so let’s review how to get started.

  1. When DraftKings NC launches, you’ll click any link on this page to get started
  2. Enter your name, address, email address and provide proof of identity
  3. Once you provide your banking information, you’ll deposit at least $5
  4. Place your first wager of at least $5
  5. You’ll instantly get 8 $25 bonus bets
  6. Those bonus bets have no cash value and will expire in 7 days
  7. You will be able to immediately withdraw any winnings from your bonus bets

How to Sign Up With DraftKings North Carolina

When the time comes to sign up with DraftKings North Carolina, the process will be very straight forward. Let’s take a look:

  1. Click any of the links on this page when DraftKings NC launches
  2. Enter a valid email address
  3. Create a unique username
  4. Choose a strong, unique password
  5. Enter your phone number
  6. Read and agree to the terms and conditions
  7. Hit “Create Account"
  8. Enter your full name, date of birth, last four digits of your social security number and your address
  9. Select “Verify"
  10. Verify your location (if you’re on a desktop you’ll need to download a GeoComply plugin)

Reasons To Choose DraftKings North Carolina

DraftKings already operates DFS in North Carolina so many new bettors are probably familiar with parts of their product. But we expect DraftKings North Carolina to immediately dominate in terms of launch day downloads for a variety of reasons:

The DraftKings North Carolina Mobile App Is Top Notch

The biggest reason being that the DraftKings NC betting app will be extremely user-friendly. When you log in, all of the top sports are listed on a scrollable bar and above that you have more than enough unique promos and daily odds boosts to choose from.

The game of the day is prominently featured. I logged on a Thursday and saw Steelers/Patriots as the top option. In 2023, that is a game that only a bettor could love. That is not a sentence most of us are used to reading, but it’s true.

There are pre-made Same Game Parlays (though we recommend picks a couple of the wagers they suggest and creating your own). If you’re not interested in Steelers/Pats, just scroll down the screen and check out the day’s NBA or NHL options.

The cool part is the tables at the top scroll to the given sport you’re looking at automatically (I was immediately on the ‘NBA’ tab as I scrolled and saw Lakers’ odds and LeBron James’ prop bet options).

This is convenient because you don’t have to navigate back to the top and select the tab for the sport market you want.

All of that is saying nothing of the DraftKings mobile app color scheme, which I am a big fan of. The green-and-black contract, combined with white numbered odds makes it very easy to find everything you need.

Banking With DraftKings NC Should Be Hassle Free

Deposit money into your account via Trustly (if you use online banking like I do) takes about 1 minute and withdrawing your winnings is also pain free. I usually see my winnings appear in my account within an hour of my bet being settled.

I always use online banking because it’s the easiest. The only thing is you need to reenter your user name and password each time for Trustly to let you deposit, which obviously take some time but in the end is a great thing for your peace of mind.

Here are the other banking options we expect DraftKings North Carolina to offer:

DraftKings North Carolina Accepted Payment Methods

  • Credit/debit card
  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • VIP ACH eCheck
  • Wire Transfer
  • DraftKings Gift Card
  • Play+ Prepaid Card

Once you request to withdraw your money, you should see the funds appear in your bank account within 24-48 hours depending on the approval time. It’s usually 24 hours when you use online banking, which is my preferred method, but here’s a look at withdrawal options:

DraftKings NC Withdrawal Options

  • PayPal
  • VIP Preferred eCheck
  • Wire Transfer
  • Checks

DraftKings NC New User Promos

As I laid out in the beginning, the DraftKings North Carolina promo code for new users is expected to be extremely popular. DraftKings typically offers low-risk, Bet & Get promos that give new users instant bonus bets - with very few strings attached.

As a sports bettor and sports betting editor and writer, I’ve covered 8 different DraftKings launches in various states. That’s why I’m fairly confident that the DraftKings North Carolina promo code will offer new users a Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets instantly deal.

This is the offer that was recently launched in Kentucky, when that state went live with legal sports betting in September. It was also the offer in Ohio, which launched legal sports betting in January of 2023.

Even if you miss the DraftKings North Carolina promo code launch day offer, you will likely have a shot at getting a Bet $5, Get $150 in bonus bets offer down the road.

That’s the current offer for new users in states where DraftKings is legal.

The Bet & Get promo is great for new bettors, but if you’re an experience bettor and want more bonus bets, you sometimes can get a 20% Deposit Match up to $1,000. The only caveat with this deal is it has a high rollover (playthrough requirement (30x).

The thing that makes it not so bad is you can use DraftKings DFS games to help reach the requirement and DraftKings online casino games (if you’re in CT, NJ, MI, PA or WV).

NOTE: Online gaming isn’t legal in North Carolina and isn’t expected to be any time in the near future.

Other operators offer new user welcome offers with higher amount of bonus bets, but they require you to lose your first bet before they’re unlocked.

That’s why the DraftKings North Carolina promo code (no promo code needed) is expected to be one of the best available - you get your bonus bets as soon as you bet at least $5.

DraftKings North Carolina No Sweat SGP Bet Tokens

Daily No Sweat Bet Tokens is a new feature that DraftKings has been heavily promoting lately via Kevin Hart commercials.

No Sweat Same Game Parlay Tokens are available every day ($5 max) and you can get a No Sweat Bet up to $50 every day there is an NFL game during the 2023 season.

If you’re familiar with FanDuel, you know how a No Sweat Bet works. If not, you make a same-game parlay (bet of at least two teams in the same game) and if it loses, you’ll get a bonus bet back.

This page will go into the details of this offer once DraftKings North Carolina launches, but that’s the gist of it.

Those are the reasons I love betting with DraftKings and why you should be eager to sign up with DraftKings North Carolina when it launches.

Starts on01/03/2022
Expires on12/31/2023
Time Remaining22 days, 4 hours
Promo TypeNew User Promo
SportsBookDraftKings Sportsbook
How to EnterSign Up & Bet
Promo CodeNone needed


Carl Carchia

Carl is the Commercial Strategist for The Game Day. He has worked in sports journalism for 15 years, spanning stops at PA SportsTicker, NBC Olympics, ESPN, CBS Sports HQ and Group ( A Connecticut native, Carl is an avid sports bettor who never dreamed legal betting would expand at the rate it has. Carl once lost $100 betting the UConn moneyline in the 6 OT classic vs. Syracuse in 2009, a bet he watched go down in flames in person. He no longer lives and dies with the Dallas Cowboys, but hopes he'll see another Super Bowl title before he dies.

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