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North Carolina sports betting locations

North Carolina launched online sports betting on March 11, 2024. This page will inform you of the places to bet on sports in person.

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The North Carolina online sports betting launch is off to a strong start, with mobile apps and betting websites accepting their first wagers in the state on March 11, 2024. While online betting tends to dominate the market in states where both forms are legal, there is still a strong demand for in-person sports betting.

In this piece, we’ll take a look at what North Carolina sports betting locations are up and operating, which operators are planning a retail presence in the state, and what the path to opening those facilities will look like.

Note that for clarification in this piece, we will use the term “retail sportsbooks” to include all in-person locations where you can gamble using a particular bookie. While the term “retail sportsbooks” by definition only applies to designated betting locations owned and operated by the bookie or its parent company, the term has become somewhat blurred to include all in-person gambling locations.

List of all retail sportsbooks in North Carolina


While this list of all retail sportsbooks in North Carolina is relatively small at the moment, we expect it to grow following the state’s launch of online sports betting in March 2024.

What types of sports betting locations exist in North Carolina?

As of February 2024, the only sports betting locations that exist in North Carolina are the bookmakers operating at the state’s tribal casinos. However, with sports betting expansion coming in March 2024, it’s possible that we see more brick-and-mortar sports betting locations in NC.

For example, BetMGM has partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway, Fanatics has partnered with the Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Panthers, FanDuel signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers, and bet365 is the official betting partner of the Charlotte Hornets. After the online sports betting launch, it’s possible those operators could look to set up a physical presence at or near the sporting venues.

Casinos

Each of North Carolina’s three tribal casinos operates a sportsbook, and for now, they’re the only in-person betting options in the state. The two Harrah’s casinos have partnered with Caesars, opening their sportsbooks in 2019, while Catawba Two Kings runs its own branded sportsbook that went live in September 2022.

At Two Kings, sports betting is done through a betting kiosk, with players able to print their betting slip from a bookie machine; the Harrah’s venues both have kiosks along with staffed betting windows.

Beyond the sportsbooks, you’ll also be able to watch your wagers play out in real time at the betting lounges at the casinos, potentially with a sports bar or restaurant connected to the operation.


FAQ

Are there plans for any more North Carolina retail sportsbooks in the future?

No, there are no plans at this time for any more North Carolina retail sportsbooks. However, following the state’s online sports betting launch in March 2024, it’s possible some of the top operators like FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and bet365 will look to develop a physical presence in the state.

Which is the newest retail sportsbook to open in NC?

The newest retail sportsbook to open in NC is the Two Kings Sportsbook at Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, which opened in September 2022.

Are there any sports betting locations in Charlotte?

No, there are not any sports betting locations in Charlotte, though that could change following the state’s online sports betting launch in March 2024. The Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers have already partnered with bet365 and Fanatics, respectively, and BetMGM has partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway, so there is a possibility of brick-and-mortar expansion through those partnerships.

Are tribal casinos the only venues offering sports betting in North Carolina?

Yes, tribal casinos are the only venues offering sports betting in North Carolina. However, that could change following the state's online sports betting in March 2024. However, there is no timeline for retail sports betting expansion at this point.

How do I place a sports bet at a North Carolina casino?

You can place a sports bet at a North Carolina casino by using a betting kiosk or by going to a staffed betting window. In either case, you’ll want to have researched the matchup(s) you’re betting on, have a government-issued photo ID in hand, and have the funds you’re using to place your wager readily available. Winning tickets can be cashed at the betting windows.

Are there any professional sports teams in North Carolina that I can bet on?

Yes, there are several professional sports teams in North Carolina that you can bet on. The Carolina Panthers will be one of the bigger draws as the NFL dominates sports betting markets, while the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Hurricanes won’t be far behind. NASCAR betting should be quite popular as well given the state’s rich racing history.