North Carolina Sports Betting: From Retail to Mobile Apps

This Sunday will end an era of limited sports betting options in North Carolina. With the state lottery commission announcing the official launch of mobile event wagering on March 11th, 2024, Super Bowl LVIII next year will be the state’s first Big Game with fully legal online sportsbooks.

For Super Bowl LVII this weekend, the only legal sports wagering locations remain the retail sportsbooks at three tribal casinos. Next year, however, North Carolinians over 21 should have access to a variety of North Carolina betting apps and sites to bet on the Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness, and other sports events.

Retail Sportsbooks Host Super Bowl LVII Betting

As North Carolina inches closer to statewide mobile sports betting, Super Bowl Sunday 2023 will still limit legal wagering to the retail books at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, and Catawba Two Kings Casino.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians owns the first two venues, utilizing gaming compact agreements to open North Carolina’s inaugural sportsbooks. Two Kings Casino derives its retail license from the Catawba Nation’s similar compact. All three tribal operators partner with Caesars Sportsbook, which powers the betting services and options.

The impending launch of online betting provides exciting potential for North Carolinians, but this Sunday remains tethered to the current in-person system. Fans must still travel to the limited and relatively remote casino locations in the western part of the state to legally bet on the Super Bowl showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

However, the trek comes with zero guarantees of seating on game day. In fact, just reserving a premium viewing spot or table at one of Caesars’ partnered retail books could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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At the exorbitant price of admission, patrons will still gain access to Caesars’ extensive Super Bowl prop betting markets. These include specialty wagers on outcomes like the opening coin toss, first touchdown scorer, MVP, and potential touchdown passes from non-quarterback players.

March Madness Tips Off Mobile Sports Betting Era

The North Carolina lottery’s March 11th launch date for statewide mobile wagering coincides fortuitously with college basketball’s March Madness. This long-awaited expansion should dramatically increase sports betting participation across the Tar Heel State in time for the iconic tournament.

Caesars Sportsbook has already secured market access through an expanded partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Caesars Digital president Eric Hession called the agreement “a responsible way to enjoy sports at a deeper level” for North Carolinians over 21.

The company can begin registering online users and apps on March 1st to prep for the ten-day countdown to launch. Several other sportsbook operators are likely to join Caesars in offering North Carolina sportsbook promos and competitive odds on March Madness and beyond.

Potential bettors should watch for a bet365 North Carolina bonus code or other attractive signup offers as more North Carolina sportsbooks roll out their mobile products next month. With online betting’s arrival, North Carolinians will no longer face geographic restrictions and venue costs just to legally wager on big games.

✅ Fact Checked on February 7, 2024 by Ken Weaver