Online sportsbooks provide a surprising amount of tennis odds and lines, especially for the Grand Slams. Especially popular is live tennis betting, where you can follow a match in a sportsbook app as it happens and can bet on every shot, point, game or set.
Here’s how you’ll be able to bet on tennis in North Carolina if online sports betting becomes legal in the state.
Best tennis betting sites
DraftKings is one of the top options when it comes to tennis betting — particularly live tennis odds. Under “Live Tennis” and “All Tennis,” you’ll find bets on tournaments, matches, live match lines, and every point, game and set as it happens. Here are the main pre-match betting options:
- Game spreads
- Total games
- First set
- First game, first two and first four props
- Break props
- Player props
DraftKings NC Sportsbook also features futures where you can bet on Grand Slam winners as well as every tournament on tour. Tennis promos on the platform usually are related to Grand Slams, such as a “bet $1, get $100” Wimbledon promo in 2022.
At FanDuel Sportsbook NC, you’ll find competitive odds and lines for a variety of major and minor tennis tournaments under multiple tabs in the navigation menu. You can also stream live tennis matches on the platform to sweat your bets.
Available tennis bets at FanDuel include the following:
- Set, spread and total bets
- Win first set
- Win first set and match
- Both players to win a set
- Specific player to win at least one set
- Correct set score
Many of the same options are available with live tennis betting online. Plus, Grand Slam futures are open all year long. FanDuel also tends to focus any tennis promos on Grand Slams. This included a “bet $5, win $150” Wimbledon promo in 2022.
BetMGM Sports is competitive when it comes to odds for the following:
- Grand Slams
- ATP events
- WTA events
- Challenger events
- ITF events
Live betting on the platform includes match and set winner odds, totals and tiebreaks, point, game and set betting. Here are the main pre-match bets you’ll see at BetMGM Sportsbook in North Carolina:
- Most games won
Futures odds for Grand Slams are available year-round, and, when they come around, BetMGM tends to run promos. In fact, there was an Australian Open promo offering a 20% odds boost token every day throughout the event in 2022.
Caesars North Carolina highlights Grand Slam futures odds, displaying them at the top of its tennis odds page. You’ll find odds for matches in tour events up front. Then additional options include set, total game and handicap bets.
You can also follow live matches, place bets and follow along with Caesars’ tennis tracker. It features all kinds of match info and stats for every set, game and point. Caesars Sportsbook may not run as many Grand Slam promos as the above options, but its tennis odds boosts help make up for that.
How to bet on tennis online in North Carolina
The first step is to sign up for an account at a licensed online sportsbook in NC:
- Choose a sportsbook from the list on this page and head to its website.
- Download the app and sign up or just sign up on the website.
- Give the sportsbook your name, email, last four digits of your Social Security number and any other personal and account info it asks for.
- If you need a code to claim the sportsbook welcome bonus, enter it when the sports betting site asks for a code.
- Accept the sportsbook’s terms and conditions.
Once the registration process is complete, the next step is to make a deposit. Finally, you’ll find the latest tennis odds under the sportsbook’s tennis tab. Here’s how to place a bet:
- Click any odds you’re interested in betting on.
- Fill out the bet slip that will pop up with the amount you want to wager.
- If you want, add other bets and leave each one separate or put them together as a parlay.
- Click the button to place your tennis bet at the bottom of the slip.
Tennis betting basics
Here are some of the main ways to bet on tennis tournaments and matches:
- Futures and outrights: Bet on a specific player to win a tournament. Futures bets are available ahead of events and become outrights when the event begins. You’ll book a bet at the current odds and lines, regardless of how they may change later.
- Moneyline: Bet on any player to win a match. Once again, your bet will use the odds at the time you placed it.
- Handicap/spread: Bet on any player to win a match with a game spread factored into the score. Basically a bet on the number of games a player will win by.
- Sets: Bet on match results in terms of sets.
- Win first set: Bet on a player to win the first set.
- Prop bets: Performance and statistical-based bets.
- Tie break: Bet on the match including a tie break at the end of any set or not.
- Live tennis betting: Wager on a match as it is taking place at odds that change based on things like current score and momentum.
How to live bet on tennis
Follow these six steps to bet on live tennis matches:
- Download, install and open a licensed sportsbook app on your phone or tablet.
- Log in or sign up for an account.
- Head to the tennis section and find available live odds for ongoing matches, potentially from around the world.
- Browse the live odds, which will include match result, set, game and next point betting options.
- Click on the tennis betting lines you want to bet on and quickly fill in the amount you want to wager.
- Select the button to place your bet.
Betting on Grand Slam tennis (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open)
The Grand Slams are the main events of tennis. The four annual tournaments feature the best tennis players in the world competing for the most coveted titles in the game:
- Australian Open
- French Open
- US Open
Tennis futures allow you to bet on who will win each tournament nearly year-round. For such wagers, the earlier you get a bet down, the better the tennis betting odds usually are. Then, once a tournament starts, you can bet in all of the ways we went over above.
Here’s the 2023 Grand Slam tournament schedule:
- Location: Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hard court
- Most titles: Novak Djokovic (10), Serena Williams (7)
- When: Jan 16 to 29
- Location: Roland-Garros in Paris
- Surface: Clay
- Most titles: Rafael Nadal (14), Chris Evert (7)
- When: May 28 to June 11
- Location: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London
- Surface: Grass
- Most titles: Roger Federer (8), Steffi Graf and Serena Williams (7)
- When: July 3 to 16
- Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York
- Surface: Hard court
- Most titles: Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl (8), Chris Evert (9)
- When: Aug 28 to Sept. 10
Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic tennis
Outside of the Grand Slams and regular ATP and WTA tournaments, here are the other big tennis events:
- Davis Cup
- Billie Jean King Cup
The Davis Cup is a men’s singles and doubles international team competition. Qualifying is year-round for an 18-team final. The Billie Jean King Cup is the equivalent women’s international team competition, formerly known as the Federation Cup. Qualifying is year-round for an eight-team final.
Finally, tennis at the Olympics includes men’s and women’s tournaments featuring the top 56 in the world rankings. Olympic tennis tournaments take place every four years and count as a fifth Grand Slam in those years.
Each of these events will have odds available at legal online sportsbooks.