Legislation legalizing and regulating a legal sports gambling market in the state of North Carolina was passed in April of 2019. However, there hasn’t been much more movement forward as the state senate has decided to research the subject more thoroughly.
In fact, a final report on the matter is not due until April of 2020. So, while sports betting is now legal in North Carolina, it will be some time before we know exactly what it will look like.
Statewide Brick and Mortar Sportsbooks
Currently, there are two Tribal Casinos under consideration to host sportsbooks. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel are both located in the western part of the state.
As mentioned, there is no launch date as of yet, but insiders say to expect a fully functional brick and mortar sportsbook in one or both of these establishments by fall of 2020.
Available Betting Apps in North Carolina
There are no legal sports betting apps currently available in the state of North Carolina. Many sports bettors are forced to use the off-shore, unregulated sportsbooks when looking to place a wager online.
Although the legislation has been passed, there are still many questions to resolve. This legislation is all-encompassing too. Covering just about every form of gambling you can think of.
This, of course, does not bode well for any form of online gambling being available in the state.
Best Bonuses and Promotions
Obviously, there is nothing to report here as of yet. Both Harrah’s casinos under consideration for sportsbooks do offer their own promotions. However, these are usually in the form of raffles and drawings.
Sports Available for Betting
It is also anyone’s guess as to what sports will be available in North Carolina sportsbooks. One interesting subject is the availability of college sports teams located in the state.
North Carolina is ground zero for ACC basketball, and many are eager to see if they will be able to wager on next year’s Duke-North Carolina game.
The payment options available in North Carolina casinos are pretty standard across the board. Cash, debit cards, credit cards, bank transfers, or specialty prepaid cards are available via the casino of your choice.
Legal Betting Age
The legal gambling age in North Carolina is 21 and over, and we expect this to carry over to sports betting as well.