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 has 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 (the exact range is between January 8 and July 14 of 2024).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.