Pre-Launch Offers At NC Online Sportsboks Begin At Noon March 1

Pre-registration for NC online sportsbooks begins March 1 at noon.

North Carolina bettors aged 21 and over can begin downloading apps, funding their accounts and claiming pre-launch promo offers.

This gives everyone interested in North Carolina online sports betting ten days to peruse all the apps launching at noon on March 11. To be clear, no bets can be placed during this time.

Which online sportsbooks will be available in North Carolina

Barring final regulatory approval, eight online sportsbooks will launch in North Carolina on March 11.

That list includes:

FanDuel Sportsbook NC

BetMGM Sportsbook NC

DraftKings Sportsbook NC

Bet365 Sportsbook NC

Caesars Sportsbook NC

Fanatics Sportsbook NC

ESPN Bet Sportsbook NC

Underdog Sportsbook NC

Each sportsbook will offer unique pre-launch promo offers that will remain available for the ten-day pre-launch period. Those offers will typically disappear once online sports betting goes live to be replaced by different launch offers.

Bettors can sometimes claim both pre-launch and launch offers, and NCSharp will clarify this point per operator when we post pre-launch offers tomorrow.

Know your NC sportsbook Terms & Conditions

A major part of exploring North Carolina online sportsbooks during the pre-launch period is reading the terms and conditions for operator promos.

Operators will clarify several important elements of their promo offers, including:

– The expiration date for the promo offer.

– The way promo credits get distributed.

– What “play through” requirements exist.

The NCSharp NC Sportsbook promos page explains all these details, so check it out alongside operator T&C literature.

Required reading for all NC sports bettors

As well as familiarizing yourself with operator terms and conditions, we think required reading for all prospective Tar Heel sports bettors is each operator’s responsible gambling content.

There you will find valuable information about how to control your gambling, understand various bet types and find important problem gambling resources.

Online sportsbooks tend not to be very forthcoming with this information–a major flaw in most sports betting apps–but some do a better job than others.

We’ve ranked the top online operators by their RG content, looking at quality of the content, ease of use and overall helpfulness for prospective gamblers.

The launch of online sports betting in North Carolina coincides with the ACC men’s basketball tournament and March Madness. This means that bettors will be flooded with high-stakes wagering activity right out of the blocks.

Now is the time to familiarize yourself with the apps, research promo offers and the lingo used on sportsbook T&C pages and apprise yourself of all available responsible gambling content.

About the Author

Tyler Andrews

Tyler is the Managing Editor for, covering sports, sports law, and gambling for the Tar Heel State. He has also covered similar topics for PlayTexas, PlayGeorgia, PlayCA, PlayFlorida, PlayOhio, and PlayMA. Tyler’s current focus is North Carolina’s pathway to gaming legalization.