Americans love betting on the NFL. That’s why the online sportsbooks that are coming to North Carolina are going to give you near-countless ways to get in on the action.
These sportsbooks will offer NFL betting odds that range from game lines to TD props, passing yards and playoff bets. You’ll even be able to bet on who is going to win NFL MVP and, of course, the Super Bowl. Plus, they’ll turn your phone into a portable sportsbook that’ll let you bet on every play in every NFL game, as long as you’re inside state lines.
Here’s how you can get in on all this online NFL betting action in all kinds of different ways, including a complete walkthrough of how to place your bets with the best NFL betting sites around.
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How to use an NFL betting app
The NFL betting apps on their way to NC will turn your phone or tablet into a mobile sportsbook. That means access to the same NFL lines available at North Carolina retail sportsbooks from anywhere within state lines.
Here’s a look at how you can easily download and install one of these apps on your phone or tablet once they launch in North Carolina:
After downloading and installing the app, it’s just a matter of signing up for an account, managing your account, and placing NFL bets. Here’s how to do all that:
- Open the app and click ‘Register‘ or ‘Sign Up.’
- Fill out the forms with the required info, including your name, email and last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Enter any bonus code or promo code found on this page to get the best sportsbook bonus in NC that you can.
- Accept the terms and conditions.
- Make a deposit using available methods; this list should include credit and debit cards or PayPal accounts.
- Browse through the NFL lines, click on the odds for a bet you’re interested in, and fill out the rest of the instantly created bet slip.
What’s the difference between NFL betting sites (online sportsbooks) and apps?
There really isn’t that much difference between NFL betting websites and the mobile apps they offer. Here’s a look from a feature and functionality perspective:
|Mobile Sportsbook Apps||Sportsbook Websites|
|Up-to-the minute and live NFL game lines||👍||👍|
|Access to NFL odds boosts and promos||👍||👍|
|Available anywhere inside state lines with internet access||👍||👍|
|One-touch access on your mobile device||👍||👎|
|Full account management and banking functionality||👍||👍|
How we rank NFL betting sites and apps
We rank every NFL betting site and app on the market. These rankings are never influenced by any partnerships we may have with a sportsbook and remain independent. We follow a strict process that looks closely at specific criteria, including:
- NFL line competitiveness and variety
- Availability of NFL bonuses and promos
- Mobile app integration
- Availability of loyalty programs
- Customer support
Through our research, we’ve determined that these are the most important qualities when choosing an NFL sports betting app. We suggest you either read our rankings or look specifically at these aspects yourself when determining where you should take your NFL action.
How does geolocation work for NFL betting apps?
The NFL mobile betting apps coming to North Carolina will be for betting inside the state only. The apps will ensure this using geolocation technology, which pinpoints your current location when you try to place a bet.
Geolocation uses your IP address and current WiFi signal to figure out exactly where you are. Companies like GeoComply, Central Account Management System, xyVerify and Locaid provide sportsbooks with the tech.
You’ll already have a geolocation plug-in installed on your device, or one will be added when you download and install an NFL betting app. The plug-in will do all the work to get your location verified when you place a bet. It works in the background and there’s nothing for you to do.
If you’re in North Carolina and the geolocation tech isn’t working for you, contact customer support. They should be able to work something out so you can bet on the NFL with the app. Just remember, VPNs and other IP workarounds aren’t going to work. You’ll need to be inside state lines and able to prove it if you want to place a bet.
Live NFL betting
You can bet on the NFL in the middle of the action with NC online sportsbook apps (when legal). Most of the the same game lines and props you bet on before the game are available at odds that change with what’s happening on the field. Plus, even more betting options are available, letting you bet on every drive and every play in each drive.
While live NFL betting is available with just about every NFL betting app on the market, DraftKings Sportsbook is the leader in live NFL betting. Its use of Simplebet micro-betting technology allows you to bet on things like:
- Drive Results
- New Downs
- Drive Yardage
- Live TD Scorers
- Next Play
- Next Attempt
- First Down
- Live Parlays
- Next Player To Catch Pass
- Next Pass
- Next Carry
- Next Catch
You can place most live NFL bets at online sportsbook websites, but the apps seem to update faster. Plus, the apps put the live odds in the palm of your hand, making it much easier to place live NFL bets.
NFL props, futures and SGPs
You can go beyond standard NFL game lines with props, futures and single game parlays.
Most NFL prop bets surround stats and scoring, allowing you to bet on team and player performance. NFL futures include season-long bets on teams winning things like the division, conference or Super Bowl. You can also bet on futures markets like regular-season win totals and teams to make the playoffs.
Most futures offer long odds from the offseason and throughout the regular season, giving you six-to-one odds or more on even the favorites to succeed. Of course, these sports betting odds will tighten late in the season on the real contenders, making early futures bets the better ones.
Then, single game NFL parlays allow you to combine multiple bets from the same game into a parlay. String together the right combination of bets, and you stand to win substantially more than you would when placing the bets individually.
Best NFL bonuses & promos in North Carolina
You’ll find additional betting value in many of the NFL promos, odds boosts and contests North Carolina sportsbooks will bring to the market. Last season, the best ones included:
- FanDuel’s $1,000,000 Hi-Lo: A free-to-enter contest where you pick the highest- and lowest-performing NFL teams in four categories every week.
- BetMGM’s Insure Your Sharp Football One Game Parlay: Up to $25 back in bonus bets when you miss just one leg on four-leg or more single game parlays.
- DraftKings’ Stepped Up SGPs: From 20% up to a 100% profit boost on single game parlays depending on how many legs you include.
- Caesars’ 33% NFL Parlay Boost: Bigger paydays on winning NFL parlays.
Are NFL betting apps free?
You bet they are. Every NFL football betting app is absolutely free, and you can download and install them anywhere you are in the United States. You can even make a deposit, withdraw funds, sign up, and manage your account with these apps anywhere in the US. You just need to be located in North Carolina to place NFL bets on the app.
Which betting sites/apps can I watch NFL games on?
In December 2022, the NFL and Genius Sports got together to start streaming select NFL games on the Caesars Sportsbook app. These live Watch & Bet video streams are now available.
Caesars calls it “the best that the NFL has to offer right into the Caesars Sportsbook app.” The NFL says it’s “a new way to experience and engage with NFL content.” Genius Sports calls it “a unique solution that combines our exclusive official NFL data with live streaming content to deliver the most compelling sports betting experience available across the U.S.”