When Governor Roy Cooper signed bill S 154 into law in July 2019, North Carolina joined the list of states that officially legalized sports betting.
The law officially recognized sports betting under Class III gaming, giving the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which runs each of the state’s two casinos, the right to book legal sports wagers.
The only downfall with sports betting in North Carolina is that there is no online presence of any kind. With both casinos sitting hours away from Raleigh and Charlotte, and sports bets only allowed to be made in person, the state is missing out on a lot of potential revenue.
There has been a bill introduced to study what statewide sports betting would look like, but no significant traction has been made yet.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Bill S 154 was put into law in July 2019, making North Carolina the 17th state to approve sports betting.
Where can I bet at North Carolina sportsbooks?
There are only two locations in which legal sports betting can take place in North Carolina: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel. There is no online sports betting currently in North Carolina, so all bets must be made in-person, but DFS action is permitted across the state.
What about mobile sports betting apps in North Carolina?
As there is no online sports betting in North Carolina, there are currently no mobile sports betting apps active in the state.