On March 1, NC sports bettors can start registering with online sportsbooks though they will have to wait until March 11 at noon to place their first bets.
The first thing they should do after downloading their preferred NC sports betting apps is read the responsible gambling content.
Each sportsbook offers responsible gambling tools. Time limits, wager limits and self-exclusion are great preventative tools to know. These features are hidden in menus behind welcome bonuses, odds and menus and menus of betting options.
So, it’s important to know where these resources are. In fact, at NCSharp, we believe that an app’s responsible gambling content should be required reading for all users.
Responsible gambling content is a preventative measure
Responsible gambling tools are great for bettors who notice that their gambling is getting out of control.
By the time gambling becomes a problem or pathological, it’s too late for time and wager limits. At that point, bettors have to turn to professional treatment–which you can learn about on an app’s RG page.
While most bettors won’t need responsible gambling tools to control their gambling, knowing where they are and how to use them is crucial in the same way as knowing where your home’s fire extinguisher is located.
To provide an in-road to understanding sports betting RG content, NCSharp has ranked four top sportsbooks by the quality of their RG content.
North Carolina sportsbook responsible gambling tools
The most common responsible gambling tools are:
– Wager limits.
– Time limits.
Wager limits cap the amount of money that bettors can spend in a set period of time.
Time limits cap the amount of time bettors can spend on their sportsbook apps. These options are commonly found in the account sections of sportsbook apps.
Self-exclusion is a complete ban from accessing a sportsbook account for a set amount of time. Bettors can use this feature on individual sportsbooks.
North Carolina regulations require a voluntary self-exclusion program
North Carolina sportsbook law also requires regulators to craft a voluntary self-exclusion system. Some of the things to watch will be:
– How easy it is to enter the state’s self-exclusion program.
– How many types of gambling are covered by the state’s self-exclusion program.
– Whether the penalties for violating the self-exclusion program guidelines will attract or deter participants.
As the state gets its programs in order, bettors can take responsibility for their gambling. They can read the responsible gambling content on their chosen sportsbooks. They can set limits ahead of time.
Bettors have the choice to be well-prepared for sports betting. This is their chance to seize it.