Major national brands like FanDuel and DraftKings have entered the state’s market by partnering with local tribal casinos, according to officials.

North Carolina Sports Betting Options Expand Through Partnerships

With the legalization of North Carolina sports betting in 2021, sports fans now have more options to wager through licensed sportsbooks and betting apps. Major national brands like FanDuel and DraftKings have entered the state’s market by partnering with local tribal casinos. Additional partnerships continue to provide more choices.

BetMGM Partners with Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos

BetMGM, a leading national sports betting operator, recently announced a new sports betting partnership in North Carolina. The company will open a retail BetMGM Sportsbook at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Additionally, the BetMGM app will be available for statewide mobile betting. New customers can claim the BetMGM North Carolina bonus code for a $1,000 risk-free bet.

Caesars Entertainment also joined the North Carolina market by partnering with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The agreement brings mobile betting through the Caesars Sportsbook app plus an in-person sportsbook at Harrah’s Cherokee casinos. Caesars offers new users a $1,500 risk-free bet in its North Carolina sportsbook.

More Partnerships Expected

With a growing population and passion for sports, North Carolina remains an appealing market for sports betting operators. Additional partnerships will likely happen to expand options. Sports fans can expect special North Carolina sportsbook promos for new app users too.

Hornets Look to Deal Veterans

The Charlotte Hornets recently traded Terry Rozier to the Miami Heat for Kyle Lowry and a draft pick. This is part of a larger effort to get value for veterans with expiring contracts. The goal is to add assets that can help build a young core.

Vets on Short Deals

In addition to Lowry, forward Gordon Hayward is also on an expiring contract. Together they represent over $60 million in salary that comes off the books this summer. The Hornets hope to use these deals to entice teams needing cap relief.

Wolves Could Engage

One team that might consider shedding salary is the Minnesota Timberwolves. With several young players due for extensions, the Wolves face potential cap concerns. Moving a veteran like Rudy Gobert could be an option if the team disappoints this postseason. The Hornets have the expiring deals to accommodate a trade now or the cap room this summer.

Warriors’ Wiggins a Possibility

The Golden State Warriors and Andrew Wiggins could also be a trade deadline match. The former All-Star has struggled this season while making over $26 million. The Warriors may want a cheaper, short-term replacement like Hayward. Charlotte could seek young assets like Jonathan Kuminga along with Wiggins for taking on long-term money.

Creative Trades

These possible deals illustrate the Hornets’ strategy of leveraging cap flexibility to trade for or sign young talent and picks. For a rebuilding team, it represents a smarter path than using their own limited assets. Landing veterans on expiring contracts allows the Hornets to get creative in further transactions.

✅ Fact Checked on January 31, 2024 by Ken Weaver