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North Carolina Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

The Supreme Court gave each state the power to legalize sports betting in May of 2018 when they overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Sports betting has become a possibility in the Tar Heel State since legislation was introduced in 2019.

Is Sports Betting Legal in North Carolina?

No, sports betting is currently not legal in North Carolina. There are currently two bills in Congress focused on legalizing sports betting at tribal casions.

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What Would Legal Sports Betting Look Like in North Carolina?

Bill S 154 would legalize sports betting at North Carolina's tribal casinos. This means you would be able to bet at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, as well as Harrahs Cherokee Casino. There are not any set tax rates or allocation for the bill.

Would the bills legalize online sports betting in North Carolina?

No, there are not any bills in North Carolina legislature that would legalize mobile sports wagering if passed.

North Carolina Online Gambling FAQ

Sports betting aside, there are other forms of online gambling available to residents of North Carolina.

Is online poker legal in North Carolina?

No, online poker is not legal in North Carolina, and it is not mentioned in any current legislation.

Are Daily Fantasy Sports legal in North Carolina?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in North Carolina.

For those unfamiliar, Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in North Carolina?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in North Carolina. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of North Carolina as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Does North Carolina have an online lottery?

No, the North Carolina Lottery does not offer online games, although they do allow you to purchase Carolina Cash, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life tickets online.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for and content strategist for Michigan-based Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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