NC Sports Betting Guide: How to Place Your First Bet in North Carolina


With the launch of eight sportsbooks in North Carolina earlier this week, there are plenty of NC sports betting promos to take advantage of from sites like DraftKings, Underdog FanDuel and more.

In this NC betting guide, I’ll go over four steps to claim an NC sports betting offer.

Let’s begin.

North Carolina Sports Betting Tips

Choose a sportsbook in North Carolina

In total, there are eight NC sportsbook operators to choose from. You can sign up for as many of those as you want. I recommend signing up for all eight and taking advantage of as many NC sports betting offers as possible while they’re available in these early days.

By doing so, you can accumulate thousands of dollars worth of bonus bets just in time for March Madness, which starts next week!

Check out the top NC sports betting bonuses below.

Sign up for an NC Sportsbook

Once you’ve downloaded one of these sports betting apps, it’s time to sign up and register for an account.

Doing so is fairly straightforward, regardless of the sportsbook.

Simply click “Sign up” or “Create Account” on the app at hand. From there, you’ll need to provide some personal details, like your name, address, phone number, and social security. This is required so that the sportsbook can verify your identity.

If you click on one of the modules above to begin the sign-up process, then the relevant promo code should populate automatically BUT double check to make sure. If the promo code isn’t there, then you should manually enter the promo code yourself.

Of course, in some cases, there is no promo code required — such as FanDuel an DraftKings. You still need to make sure to use one of our links to claim their offer, though. Again, you can do this by clicking on the ads in this article.

Make your first deposit

If you’ve followed the instructions above, the next step is to add funds to your sportsbook wallet. Most sportsbooks provide a wide variety of deposit methods including:

So you can choose whatever option suits you best and make your first deposit. Remember, many NC promos do have a minimum deposit requirement. For example, you have to deposit at least $10 for bet365, FanDuel, ESPN BET and BetMGM.

Lock in your first bet

With funds loaded into your new account, it’s time to make your first wager!

The main thing to remember is to meet the minimum requirements, as they vary among NC sportsbooks.

FanDuel, DraftKings, bet365, and BetMGM require you to wager only $5, and at ESPN BET you need to wager $10, while Fanatics’ minimum first-bet is $20.

Whatever the case might be, make sure to double-check that your first wager is at least the amount required by the sportsbook you’re using. Once you place your first bet and successfully claim your bonus funds, you can then wager whatever amount you want in most cases (there might be a max for some markets).

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About the Author

Matt Schmitto (schmitto)

Matt Schmitto is an Organic Strategy Lead for Better Collective. He was introduced to daily fantasy sports in 2012 and soon became a member at RotoGrinders. Seven years later, Schmitto joined RotoGrinders Network full time as a staff writer shortly after the Supreme Court overturned PASPA. He has since covered important stories in the sports betting and fantasy sports industries for sites like SportsHandle and USBets and has had roles as a sports betting editor and commercial content manager. He continues to play DFS and loves placing Futures bets at sportsbooks. His favorite DFS sites are DraftKings, Underdog Fantasy, and PrizePicks. Follow Schmitto on Twitter – @Matt_Schmitto