How to bet on sports in North Carolina
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say sports betting has gone mainstream in the US. After the government reversed the federal ban on this type of betting in 2018, the industry has seen a boom nationwide.
In North Carolina, only two tribal sportsbooks offer offline sports betting. However, you can bet online from anywhere in the state.
Let’s get to the point, as you’re probably ready to start betting. This article will walk you through the steps to bet on sports from anywhere in North Carolina.
Sign up at a Betting Site
Obviously, the first step is to open an account with an online sportsbook that accepts North Carolina residents. Most of the operators that accept locals will ask you to fill out a short signup form.
Fund Your Account
The next step is to fund your account. You choose this amount, of course, but don’t bet more than you can afford to lose.
Once you’ve opened your account, click on the Deposit or Cashier button. To complete your deposit, choose a payment method. Most operators accept credit cards and online wallets like PayPal. Some even accept cryptocurrencies.
This is the final step. Choose the bet type, league, or sport you want to bet on. You might have to click on the odds and then place your bet. In this case, lock in your bet by clicking on ‘Place my bet’ or the equivalent.
Still with us? You must have more inquiries about North Carolina sports betting. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Using a Local Bookmaker
Not everyone will recommend this option. It is illegal to operate a sportsbook by accepting wagers in North Carolina, so any sportsbook doing this is breaking the law. Betting online is a far better idea. Betting sites are easier to use, more trustworthy, and probably offer better odds and better promotions.
The Legality of Sports Betting in North Carolina
In 2019, the state took a step in the direction of regulating sports betting. Legislators signed a bill into law according to which horse and sports betting would become legal on tribal lands. As mentioned, there are just two physical locations in North Carolina where you’re allowed to bet on sports. Legislators are discussing a bill that would make sports betting legal statewide.
Betting online is the only option if you want to take part in this activity but don’t live anywhere near the tribal sportsbooks. Wagering through online operators that are licensed and regulated outside of the US is a great idea if you live in North Carolina.
Professional Teams in North Carolina
North Carolina has professional teams from most of the big leagues on the continent. Here is a short list of some of them:
- Carolina Panthers (NFL)
- Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
- Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
Using a Credit Card and Other Payment Methods
Most sites accept AmEx, Visa, and MasterCard credit card deposits. It’s possible to cash out winnings by bank transfer, mail, or Bitcoin if you deposit via credit card.