When March Madness begins, North Carolinians will be allowed to wager on more than just point spreads and moneylines thanks to flexible sports betting regulations in the state.

North Carolina Sportsbooks Launch March 11

North Carolina sports betting apps will go live on March 11, the state lottery announced last week. The launch comes just in time for the ACC Basketball Tournament and March Madness.

Perfect Timing for College Hoops Fans

The launch comes one day before the start of the ACC men’s basketball tournament and about a week before the start of March Madness. For a basketball-crazed state like North Carolina, each event is significant.

The University of North Carolina and Duke University each have teams expected to contend not only for the conference title, but also the national championship. They’re each ranked in the top 10 of the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

When those tournaments begin, North Carolinians will be allowed to wager on more than just point spreads, totals, and moneylines. North Carolina sports betting legislation and regulations allow for bettors to wager on games involving in-state colleges and college player and team prop bets.

No Limits for North Carolina Sports Betting

There should be plenty of interesting North Carolina sportsbook promos and North Carolina sports betting prop bets out there come March. UNC’s RJ Davis leads the ACC in scoring (21.2 points per game) and Tar Heel big man Armando Bacot leads the conference in rebounding (10 per game).

Some other states, including neighboring Virginia, don’t allow wagering on in-state colleges or college player props. College player prop rules vary across states, with some regulators banning college player prop betting due to concerns of possible foul play.

Advantage North Carolina

The openness of North Carolina’s sports betting market gives it an advantage over other states. Sportsbooks like BetMGM can offer North Carolina sports betting promos and specials tailored to popular local teams and players.

Local sportsbooks can also release specific BetMGM North Carolina bonus codes to attract fans of UNC, Duke, NC State, and other in-state teams.

The potential volume of bets on local college teams and players makes the Tar Heel State an appealing expansion opportunity despite its relatively small population size. North Carolina sports betting apps stand to capitalize on hometown spirit and thriving local sports culture.

✅ Fact Checked on January 30, 2024 by Ken Weaver