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Disclaimer: Fanatics sportsbook is not yet available in North Carolina. The insights in this review are drawn from data and experiences in other states where Fanatics operates legally and is fully functional.

Fanatics NC bonus

Expected sign-up bonus: $250 in Bonus Bets
Promo code: N/A
Minimum deposit: $10
Last updated: February 2024

Sportsbook overview

Sportsbook: Fanatics
Legal in NC: No
Partner in North Carolina: N/A
Payment methods:
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Fanatics Sportsbook is in the early stages of rollout in the United States. After purchasing all PointsBet operations in the U.S. in 2023, the longtime merchandise and collectible retailer expanded into the online sports betting industry and is poised to be a major player in the space.

In this Fanatics Sportsbook review, we’ll detail some of the top features of the platform and what locals can expect if and when the bookmaker arrives in North Carolina.

Is Fanatics Sportsbook live in North Carolina?

No, Fanatics Sportsbook is not live in North Carolina. The bookmaker has not yet applied for a sports gambling operator’s license in the state, nor has online sports betting in North Carolina launched. House Bill 347 has designated a launch in the first six months of 2024 but has not issued a specific date.

If Fanatics plans to enter North Carolina’s sports betting market, it would need to obtain a license from the North Carolina Lottery Commission. This could happen before January and would likely make the sportsbook available for operations from the launch date. However, Fanatics is also in the process of converting PointsBet’s platforms at an average rate of three states per month, so the company may complete that process before pursuing further expansion.

What kind of bonus will Fanatics offer when it goes live in North Carolina?

When Fanatics goes live in North Carolina, it may have a unique offer available that is different from its standard signup bonus. If that is the case, check with BettingNC.com, where we will list any exclusive offers and the promo codes required to access the NC sports betting bonuses.

However, if no such unique offer exists, the standard offer would be a $200 bonus bet following your signup. It is unclear whether this bonus requires a qualifying wager or if the bonus will automatically be applied.

How do I sign up for Fanatics in North Carolina and claim their bonus?

Once the Fanatics platform comes to North Carolina, the signup process will be quick, and claiming the bonus will be easy. Here’s how you’ll be able to get started with the North Carolina bookie.

  1. Navigate to the registration page: When Fanatics sets up its North Carolina operations, we’ll have a link to the registration form in this section and again at the top of this page. From there, you’ll be able to secure a lucrative signup bonus.
  2. Type in your account information: On the registration page, enter your email address and create a unique username and password. You may also be prompted to enter your phone number to enable two-factor authentication.
  3. Enter your personal information: Next, type in your legal first and last name, your birth date, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your street address (no P.O. boxes). This information will be used to verify your eligibility to gamble in North Carolina and will be protected at all times by encryption technology, firewalls, and SSL certificates.
  4. Agree to the terms of use: Finally, before you can make a deposit and access the bonus, you’ll need to check several boxes affirming that you are of legal age to bet in North Carolina, that your profession doesn’t bar you from betting, that you agree to the terms and conditions of service, and that the information you submitted is accurate.

Where will I be able to find the newest Fanatics North Carolina promotions?

After the bookmaker is licensed and operating in the state, you’ll be able to find the newest Fanatics North Carolina promotions here on BettingNC.com. While we won’t post every single line with an odds boost or every daily same-game parlay, we’ll list the overarching bonuses, including sign-up offers, deposit match bonuses, parlay payout boosts, and more.

How long will it take for the Fanatics promo to be credited to my account?

Until Fanatics is licensed and operating in North Carolina, we can’t say for certain what bonus will be available. However, based on the rules for other states, a bonus bet of $200 will be credited to your account immediately upon completing the signup process. You will then have 24 hours to place a wager with the bonus betting credit or the offer will expire.

Important terms for the Fanatics bonus in other states

Again using the promo offer in other states as a guide, we can anticipate the following important terms for the Fanatics bonus if and when the bookmaker comes to North Carolina.

  • Bonus offer will be limited to players aged 21 and older.
  • The signup bonus will come in the form of one bonus bet valued at $200. This bonus bet cannot be withdrawn as cash and must be played within 24 hours of landing in your account.
  • The bonus bet cannot be broken up into multiple smaller offers.
  • A winning wager placed with a bonus bet will not include the bonus bet value in the payout calculation.
  • Welcome promotion is limited to one offer per person.

Troubleshooting if the Fanatics North Carolina bonus is not working

After the sportsbook is available to North Carolina players, you can try the following troubleshooting steps if the Fanatics bonus is not working. First, ensure you’ve met any necessary bonus requirements, such as making a deposit or placing a qualifying wager. This step is easy to overlook.

Next, try logging out of your account, and then reentering your login credentials to refresh the pages. You may also want to try completely closing the app or browser where you’re accessing the North Carolina sportsbook, and perhaps completely restarting the device you’re playing on. If those steps are unsuccessful in resolving the issue, you’ll need to get in touch with Fanatics’ customer support.

Best North Carolina sports teams you will be able to gamble on using Fanatics

  • Carolina Panthers: Without a doubt, the top sports league to bet on in the U.S. is the NFL. The Panthers are a team on the rise who will spend the next few years building around 2023 first overall pick Bryce Young. Once online sports betting in NC launches, the Panthers should see a high volume of betting action.
  • Carolina Hurricanes: A perennial contender in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are likely the Carolina professional team that is closest to winning a championship. Hockey betting hasn’t seen the same popularity as other sports mentioned here, but Fanatics will be taking over as the official jersey sponsor of the NHL during the 2024-25 season. That could help lead to a surge in popularity for the sportsbook as well.
  • Charlotte Hornets: The Charlotte Hornets have seen two stints in North Carolina, first from 1988 to 2002, then again from 2014 to the present day. In the interim, Charlotte hosted a different NBA franchise, the Bobcats, from 2004-14, which rebranded to become the Hornets for the 2014-15 season. The Hornets have struggled in recent years, but they’re in the process of building a younger, more talented core around LaMelo Ball.
  • Charlotte FC: The newest of the teams listed here, Charlotte FC joined Major League Soccer during the 2022 season. Nicknamed “The Crown,” the club managed a ninth-place finish in the conference in its inaugural season. As the third most-attended league in the U.S., MLS betting should grow steadily over the next few years with Charlotte FC contributing to the gambling revenue.
  • Collegiate athletics: Betting on in-state collegiate athletics is permitted under North Carolina state law. This means you will be able to wager on any of the state’s 19 NCAA Division I programs whether it’s March Madness, bowl season, or any other time of the sports calendar.

The Fanatics mobile betting app in North Carolina

So far, the only way to place a wager with Fanatics is through the mobile betting app. It is unclear whether the bookmaker will have a browser-based option available by the time Fanatics would be eyeing a North Carolina launch.

But North Carolina betting apps will probably be premier way to place a sports wager. The overwhelming majority of sports bets are placed online, with more than 60% of sports wagers placed via a betting app. For this reason, Fanatics will need an app that is reliable, intuitive, aesthetically pleasing, and entertaining to be successful among North Carolina players.

How to download the Fanatics app on iOS

Once the Fanatics app is available on iOS devices in North Carolina, you’ll be able to download it by following these steps.

  1. Log into the App Store on your iOS device.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” Be sure to select the option with “Sportsbook” in the name and icon, as the other app is for Fanatics’ apparel purchases.
  3. Press “Get” then “Install.”

Once the download is complete, you’ll be able to log into your Fanatics Sportsbook account, make a deposit, and place your bets, or create a new account if you haven’t already done so.

How to download the Fanatics app on Android

Downloading the Fanatics app on an Android device won’t be a difficult process for North Carolina bettors once the bookmaker is licensed and operating in the state. Here’s how you’ll be able to do it.

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for “Fanatics Sportsbook.” Remember to select the option with “Sportsbook” in the name and icon so you don’t accidentally install the other app Fanatics uses for apparel and merchandise purchases.
  3. Press “Install.”

Once the installation is finished, you’ll be able to sign up for a new Fanatics Sportsbook account or log in with your existing credentials.

Will you be able to bet on North Carolina college sports with Fanatics Sportsbook?

Yes, you will be able to bet on North Carolina college sports with Fanatics Sportsbook. HB 347 allows for betting on in-state collegiate athletics events, so all 19 of North Carolina’s NCAA Division I programs will be fair game for wagers.

Fanatics NC expected payment options

Fanatics NC’s early success can depend on what payment options are available. Generally, the more banking methods available, the better. Because Fanatics has so many partnerships with payment processors on the merchandise side, many of those platforms may carry over to the sportsbook. Here are some of the expected payment options we think Fanatics will eventually offer to North Carolina bettors.

Deposit

  • PayPal: The most commonly accepted e-wallet option, PayPal is a quick and easy way to move your money and is a reliable method for funding your sports betting bankroll. While there won’t be fees involved with moving money into or out of your Fanatics Sportsbook account, there may be fees when moving funds from PayPal to your bank account.
  • Online banking: Choosing to sign up for online banking can save you time while you’re getting ready to place your bets. Most banks won’t charge any additional fees for funding your account, and Fanatics will streamline the deposit process after you’re signed up to avoid bouncing between multiple screens and apps to place money in your account.
  • Credit/debit card: Credit and debit cards are accepted as a deposit method at nearly every sportsbook, with Visa and Mastercard accepted across the board among those that do. Discover isn’t as frequently accepted, and Fanatics hasn’t yet announced whether Discover will be a valid option. Also, note that this method may be a one-way street, as you might not be able to withdraw directly to your card.

Withdrawal

  • Apple Pay: Apple Pay is becoming more prevalent in the sports betting scene, as the service is particularly popular with younger sports bettors. Venmo, Skrill, and Google Pay may all be viable withdrawal options on Fanatics as well.
  • Cash: Cash will only be accepted in person for deposits and withdrawals, and you’ll need to have a government-issued photo ID with you when attempting to withdraw cash. So far, Fanatics has not announced any in-person facilities in North Carolina.
  • Check: Fanatics will likely set up an option for you to receive a paper check via U.S. Mail if you wish to access your winnings in this way. It may take the most time of any withdrawal method, but this is still a good option if time isn’t as important a factor.

Customer support at Fanatics Sportsbook North Carolina

Fanatics Sportsbook would do well to keep the customer support on the betting platform separate from the merchandise support team, as the latter doesn’t hold the best public reputation. Thus far, Fanatics hasn’t announced what specific communication channels will be available for support. However, features such as a 24/7 customer help chat, phone service to speak to a representative, and/or an email option will all be necessary to keep up with other North Carolina betting operators.

FAQ

Is Fanatics a new betting company?

Yes, Fanatics is a new betting company, having launched its first sportsbooks in Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Tennessee on August 16, 2023. However, Fanatics has been operating since 1995 as a sports merchandise and collectible retailer.

Will Fanatics have any retail betting venues in NC?

Fanatics has not yet announced any retail betting venues in NC. The sportsbook has not yet applied for a North Carolina sports betting license, but once it does, it will likely set up a retail location in partnership with either a local team or with a tribal casino.

Will a promo code be required to claim the Fanatics bonus?

No, you will not need a promo code to claim the Fanatics bonus. However, if this changes, BettingNC.com will have a list of any codes you can use on the platform.

Will you have to live in North Carolina to bet on Fanatics?

No, you will not have to live in North Carolina to bet on Fanatics. However, you will need to be fully within the NC state lines, or within the border of any other state where Fanatics Sportsbook is licensed and operating, to place a wager.

What is the minimum deposit at Fanatics in North Carolina?

Once the platform arrives in the state, Fanatics in North Carolina will have a $5 minimum deposit for all banking methods.

Will Fanatics in NC charge withdrawal fees?

No, Fanatics in NC will not charge withdrawal fees. Fanatics Sportsbook does not charge bettors to make deposits into their betting accounts, nor will it impose a fee to access winnings.

Fact checked by: Gary Garry