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What is the ESPN Bet North Carolina promo?

The ESPN BET North Carolina sportsbook promo is a Up To $1000 in Bonus Bets offer where players who opt-in and bet $10 or more on any market or game can receive a 100% match on their stake, up to $100, paid in five (5) Bonus Bets. This promotion can be redeemed up to ten times per player, with a maximum of $1,000 in Bonus Bets per account. Example: To claim the promo, visit the ESPN BET website, opt-in through the promotions page, and place a $10+ cash wager on any market or game within the designated Promotion Period from April 8, 2024, to April 30, 2024. Regardless of the bet's outcome, the Bonus Bets will be credited to your account within 72 hours and must be used within seven days.

ESPN Bet NC bonus

Sign-up bonus: Up to $1000 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: April 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: ESPN Bet
Legal in NC: Yes
Partner in North Carolina: N/A
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In search of greener pastures, PENN Entertainment left its partnership with Barstool Sports in August 2023, forming a new one with ESPN and re-branding the platform as ESPN Bet Sportsbook. Through this industry-shaking move, ESPN gave PENN an identity with the biggest name brand in sports media overnight.

Today, we are going to look at the ESPN Bet Sportsbook that is now live in North Carolina, as well as what bettors can expect to see once they register for the platform.

Registering an account at ESPN Bet in North Carolina and claiming the bonus

Now that ESPN Bet is available in North Carolina, and you’ll want to be prepared to get involved. Below are the few steps needed to get signed up and in on the action at the upcoming NC sportsbook.

  1. Visit the ESPN BET North Carolina website.
  2. Register for an account by following their sign-up process, which will require you to agree to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  3. Ensure your account is active and verified to be eligible for promotions.
  4. Opt-in to the "Bet $10, Get Up To $100" promotion within the Promotion Period from April 8, 2024, until April 30, 2024.
  5. Place a cash wager of $10 or more on any market or game available on ESPN BET during the Promotion Period.
  6. Regardless of the wager’s outcome, receive a 100% match on your stake, up to $100, as Bonus Bets within 72 hours of placing your eligible wager.
  7. Use your Bonus Bets within seven (7) days of receipt. Remember, Bonus Bets can be wagered on any eligible market or game available on ESPN BET.

Why we like the ESPN BET NC bonus

The current ESPN BET North Carolina sportsbook promo is particularly appealing for a few reasons. Firstly, the offer's accessibility is a major plus, allowing any registered and verified player to participate, provided they meet the opt-in requirements. This inclusivity encourages wider participation among sports betting enthusiasts. 

Another significant advantage is the promotion's flexibility in market choices. Participants can place their qualifying wager on any market or game available during the promotion period, allowing bettors to choose from a vast array of options according to their interests and expertise. 

The structure of the bonus payout is also noteworthy. The promo provides a 100% match on the stake, up to $100, distributed in five Bonus Bets. This segmentation increases the chances for players to engage more deeply with the platform by exploring different bets rather than spending their bonus on a single wager.

How long does it take for the ESPN Bet North Carolina bonus to be credited?

The ESPN BET NC promo credits the player's account with the bonus within 72 hours of the eligible bet. Players must opt in and place a minimum $10 cash wager on any game or market during this period to qualify. Upon meeting the conditions, the 100% match on the stake, up to $100, is paid out in five Bonus Bets. 

If the bonus does not appear within this timeframe, or if it takes longer than the specified 72 hours, players are advised to contact customer support at [email protected] for assistance.

How do I fix problems if the ESPN Bet North Carolina bonus is not working?

If the ESPN BET North Carolina bonus is not working, a few steps can be taken to troubleshoot. Firstly, try refreshing your web page; sometimes, all it needs is a quick refresh to update the promotions status. If the problem persists, clear your browser cache and cookies. Stored data can sometimes cause issues with website functionality, including promotional offers.

Ensure you have opted into the promotion correctly and have met all the specified requirements, such as placing a $10+ cash wager on any market or game during the promotion period. Double-check your account to ensure it's active and your wager was placed within the promotion period and not excluded by any of the terms, like being funded by cash wallet balance and not settled as "Cash Out" or "Voided."

If after these steps the bonus still doesn't appear, reach out to ESPN BET customer support directly. Contact can be made via email at [email protected], where you can explain the issue. The support team should be able to provide further assistance, whether it's a glitch on their end or additional steps you need to complete to qualify.

What other kinds of bonuses does ESPN Bet Sportsbook offer?

There are several kinds of North Carolina betting bonuses that are available for ESPN Bet Sportsbook users. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most popular bonus types NC bettors can claim on the platform.

  • Sign-up bonuses: As the name implies, sign-up bonuses are earned simply for signing up for your ESPN Bet account. They can come in the form of free play money or bonus bets.
  • Deposit match bonuses: Often a percentage of (with a max) of the money you deposit, deposit match bonuses are mostly for new users.
  • Bonus bets: PENN's first sign-up bonus features bonus bets, which are wagers that you can make without putting out your own money.

Is ESPN Bet Sportsbook live in North Carolina?

Yes, ESPN Bet Sportsbook is yet live in North Carolina. Online sports betting in North Carolina launched on March 11, 2024, nearly four months to the day after ESPN Bet completed its conversion from the Barstool Sportsbook platform on November 14, 2023.

What is ESPN Bet?

ESPN Bet is the rebranding of PENN Entertainment’s sportsbooks operation, thanks to a partnership with the sports media behemoth. The new partnership means the end of PENN’s association and partial ownership of Barstool Sports, with their founder Dave Portnoy resuming control of the company.

With Barstool in their rearview, PENN inked a 10-year deal with ESPN worth upwards of $2 billion. In the deal, PENN will hand over $1.5 billion in cash over the next 10 years, with $500 million coming in the form of PENN stock.

The deal is considered to be inclusive of all of ESPN’s assets and talent, as PENN is the exclusive betting platform that is mentioned on-air.

What are the leading features of ESPN Bet Sportsbook North Carolina?

Following ESPN Bet's launch, we've already seen many impressive features offered by the new sportsbook, and we expect more will continue now that it's live in NC. Here are a few of the best features available to North Carolinians through ESPN Bet Sportsbook.

  • Exclusive odds boosts: Featured prominently on their desktop site, ESPN Bet offers daily odds boosts on nearly every sport.
  • Great live betting selection: Live betting relies on bettors being able to watch their games in real-time, much of the time on ESPN. ESPN Bet offers one of the broadest arrays of live options in the industry, likely tied directly to their broadcast capabilities.
  • Best-in-class loyalty program: Known as the “PENN Play Program”, their rewards program is one of the best in the business. Regular players can earn everything from hotel offers, cruise line trips, and other luxury offerings.

Can I wager on North Carolina college sports with ESPN Bet?

Yes, you can bet on North Carolina college sports when ESPN Bet goes live in North Carolina. State law allows for wagering on collegiate athletics including for in-state teams, meaning gamblers can choose from their favorite of NC's 19 NCAA Division I programs.

Best sports leagues you can bet on using ESPN Bet North Carolina

ESPN Bet features all of the top leagues in North America as well as many of the elite levels of international competition. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the top sports leagues North Carolinians can bet on when using ESPN Bet.

  • National Football League (NFL): Far and away the most bet on sport in the United States, the NFL is king, and sports betting in North Carolina is no different. Residents looking to bet on the home-state Carolina Panthers can now make their wagers at their leisure.
  • National Hockey League (NHL): The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the state’s favorite teams, and given their recent successes, they should be a popular betting draw now that online sports betting has launched statewide.
  • Major League Baseball (MLB): Despite lacking an in-state team, North Carolina loves its baseball. The Atlanta Braves will likely get the bulk of the baseball betting action in the state through ESPN Bet in North Carolina.
  • PGA Tour: With the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina residents are no strangers to PGA Tour golf. ESPN Bet will continue its prominence in the golf betting space throughout NC.

The ESPN Bet betting app in North Carolina

An increasing number of sports bettors put their action down via mobile betting apps, with nearly every major US operator seeing the bulk of their revenue received via smartphones.

Mobile betting apps in NC are at the forefront of that effort following the state's online sports gambling rollout. From the ease of use, ability to bet on the go, and the intuitive design they offer, sports betting apps are here to stay.

ESPN Bet's mobile betting app carries a 4.8/5 star rating on iOS devices and a 4.3/5 rating in the Google Play Store.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on iOS

The ESPN Bet app is available in North Carolina! Here are the quick steps needed to take to get it on iOS.

  1. Head to the App Store on your iOS Device.
  2. Search “ESPN Bet Sportsbook” and find the app.
  3. Once you’ve located it, click “Get” and then “Install”
  4. Enter your iOS password or allow your Face ID to scan.
  5. Once downloaded, either register for or log into your ESPN Account.

How to download the ESPN Bet app on Android

The ESPN Bet app is live in North Carolina, and Android users will quickly find it in the Google Play Store. Here’s how to get your hands on the app.

  1. Head to the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “ESPN Bet Sportsbook” and select the app.
  3. Click on “Install” and the app will begin to download.
  4. Enter your password as needed.
  5. Now that you have the app, either register for a new account or log in to an existing one.

ESPN Bet Sportsbook North Carolina payment options

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the payment options North Carolina sports bettors can use to finance their transactions through the ESPN Bet platform.


  • Venmo: One of the biggest benefits of using U.S.-based sportsbooks is the ability to use e-wallet services like Venmo. A mainstay in the industry now, ESPN Bet offers this method in North Carolina.
  • PayPal: PayPal is to the payment method industry what ESPN is to the sports media industry. This deposit option is convenient and easy to use.
  • Credit/Debit Cards: Always a classic, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa are what ESPN Bet accepts in North Carolina.


  • Check: For those who want a physical check to cash, ESPN Bet will likely be able to mail you a check. Keep in mind it may take anywhere from 3-10 days for USPS to deliver the check once your withdrawal request is approved.
  • Bank Transfer: Most North Carolina sportsbooks, including ESPN Bet, allow you to link your bank account directly.

Customer support of ESPN Bet Sportsbook NC

PENN offers no shortage of ways to get ahold of their customer support team including email and phone service, both of which are available around the clock. However, much to our disappointment, a support chat isn't available on the website at this time.

ESPN Bet does currently offer a robust FAQ section that answers many of the basic questions that sports bettors have.


Can you bet on baseball on ESPN Bet?

Yes, you can bet on baseball on ESPN Bet. ESPN Bet features plenty of baseball betting options even when the sport is out of season.

Who can bet at ESPN Bet in North Carolina?

Anyone 21 years of age or older is able to bet on ESPN Bet in North Carolina. This is in line with most states in the U.S.

When did ESPN Bet launch in North Carolina?

ESPN Bet launched in North Carolina on March 11, 2024. It joined bet365, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, Underdog, Caesars, and Fanatics as the operators to go live on NC's online sports betting launch day.

Is it safe to bet at ESPN Bet?

Yes, it is safe to bet at ESPN Bet, as it is a fully licensed United States-operated sportsbook.

Will ESPN Bet have any in-person betting locations in NC?

It is not yet known if ESPN Bet will have any in-person betting locations in North Carolina.