North Carolina Sports Betting Launch Dates and Offers June 2024

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Sports betting is officially coming to North Carolina!


Find out more on the first batch of sportsbooks coming to the Tar Heel State and when you can expect sports wagering to open up to the public of North Carolina.

ByLance Patton

Sep 21, 2023

The legal and political hoops have been cleared and online sports betting is officially on its way to North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper signed the bill passing the sports betting bill into law on June 14, and the state will launch mobile, online and retail sports betting within 12 months.

It remains to be seen how many operators will receive licensing in the state, but you can be sure that a number of sportsbooks will apply to claim their market share in the state of North Carolina.

The over 10 million residents of North Carolina must wait no longer — legal, regulated sports betting is on the way.

Not yet, but it will be soon!

Gov. Roy Cooper signed the Sports Wagering Bill into law on June 14, and with the legal hoops cleared online, in-person, and mobile sports betting will be live in the state within 12 months.

When Does Online Sports Betting Launch in North Carolina?

Retail, online, and mobile sports betting was signed into law on June 15, with a launch date happening within 12 months.

What Online Sportsbooks are Live in North Carolina?

Currently Active in North Carolina

There are not any active sportsbooks in North Carolina at this time, however, they’ll be coming soon. Continue reading for sportsbooks you may expect to see coming when the launch date officially arrives.

Projected Launch

We don’t have a lot of information yet on the number of sportsbooks, and which ones will apply for and receive licensing

  • Caesars (already has two locations)
  • FanDuel
  • BetRivers
  • DraftKings
  • BetMGM
  • bet365

What Online Sportsbooks Are Coming Soon to North Carolina?

Note that no sportsbooks have officially been announced to be coming to North Carolina on launch date, but the following ones below are safe bets to at least apply for licensing.

We do not yet know how many sportsbooks will be granted licensing.

BetMGM Sportsbook North Carolina

  • New Player Offer: Up to $1000 First Bet Offer
  • Full review: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: TBD

BetMGM is the self-proclaimed King of Sportsbook and operates in every legal gambling state in the US, so you can assume they’ll be granted licensing in North Carolina. The site has really made a name for itself by offering a full plate of weekly promotions, plenty of deposit and withdrawal options, and backing from a name you can trust.

BetMGM is offering customers in other states a first bet offer bet up to $1000 when you register a new account using the promo code . Just sign up using the link above, and enter the promo code GAMEDAY when prompted, and once you make a deposit, your first bet is risk-free.

If your first bet wins, you will be paid out just as any other cash bet, but if that bet comes up a bit short, you will be refunded in the form of a series free bets, up to $1000.

These free bets will be broken up into 20% slabs, so if you take full advantage of the offer and lose a $1000 bet, you will get 5 $200 free bets in return.

Caesars Sportsbook North Carolina

The self-proclaimed emperor of sports betting is another sportsbook that operates in a number of states already and is one of the top sportsbooks in the nation.

The current offer in legal states is a first bet on Caesars when you sign-up with GAMEDAY1000 and is one of the best offers in the industry. Just and use code GAMEDAY1000 to activate the offer. If the initial bet fails it will be reimbursed as a second bet of the first amount.

FanDuel Sportsbook North Carolina

The No. 1 sportsbook in the United States is expected to be among the flagship operators in North Carolina and will likely offer a pre-live offer and a pre-live one when it goes live.

Currently, in legal states, FanDuel is offering their Bet $5, Get $200 promotion.

All you have to do is sign up and deposit at least $10. Once you do so, place a $5+ wager on any live market and you get $200 in bonus bets. It’s that easy.

BetRivers Sportsbook North Carolina

BetRivers is another fast-growing sportsbook with a number of brick-and-mortar operations across the nation in addition to their presence in all legal online states.

The welcome offer varies in dollar amount by state but is currently a second chance bet.

This bonus comes with the lowest wagering requirements in the industry, as your bonus funds only need to be put in play 1x through in order to convert the bonus funds to your cash balance.

DraftKings Sportsbook North Carolina

DraftKings is in competition with FanDuel as the top sportsbook in the nation, and will heavily pursue licensing in North Carolina.

Unlike most operators, DraftKings prefers the bet and get offers. A bet and get is an offer where your bet a certain amount of money (usually $5-$20), and receive bonus bets whether your bet wins or loses.

Historically, DraftKings has also offered special limited-time offers for the launch of previous states.

bet365 Sportsbook North Carolina

  • New Player Offer: Bet $1, Get $365 in Bonus Bets
  • Full review: bet365 Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: TBD

bet365 has already claimed a huge portion of the European market and in recent months has made a push into the US market with launches in Ohio, Iowa, and Virginia.

With one of the top welcome offers in the industry and a sleek app, we expect bet365 to apply for and receive licensing in North Carolina on launch day.

In recently launched Iowa, the offer was a limited-time Bet $1, Get $365 in bonus bets — and we expect there to be a similar offer in North Carolina.

How to Register at a North Carolina Online Sportsbook

Understandably there is some uncertainty from people who are registering for a service that is only just becoming operational.

But signing up is easy and requires no initial deposit. Through our exclusive partnerships with all the top online sportsbooks coming to NC, we are able to offer the most lucrative bonus offers:

  • Pick your preferred sportsbook from the list on the top of the page and click “Get Bonus" to claim the best available bonus offer.
  • You will be taken directly to the registration page, click “Register"
  • Enter your personal information including address, birth date, last four of SSN, and any other information promoted.
  • Enter the applicable promo code when prompted to ensure the best offer.
  • Your identity will be verified
  • Make your deposit and start betting!


Lance Patton

Lance Patton is the Promotions Creator & Editor for The Game Day and also creates content for the NFL, college football, and college basketball. Before joining The Game Day, Lance did freelance work for a variety of sports betting websites as well as covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for FanSided.

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