North Carolina Sports Betting Operator List Announced: Eight Online Sportsbooks Launching March 11

Days ahead of the March 11 launch of legal sports betting in North Carolina, the North Carolina State Lottery Commission (NCLC) has formally announced its comprehensive list of operators, service providers, and suppliers that achieved the licensing necessary to run a sportsbook in the state.

All The Big Operators Coming To North Carolina

The seven operators that received interactive sports wagering licenses are:

  • FanDuel Sportsbook (Betfair Interactive)
  • BetMGM
  • DraftKings (Crown NC Gaming)
  • Fanatics Sportsbook (FBG Enterprises Opco)
  • Bet365 (Hillside)
  • ESPN Bet (Penn Sports Interactive)
  • Underdog Sports Wagering

Caesars Sportsbook (American Wagering), meanwhile, received a sports wagering service provider license in the state to offer its sports wagering platform.

According to Thursday’s press release, “the Commission expects to approve additional licenses in the near future.”

North Carolinians Can Begin Signing Up March 1

Several of the aforementioned operators, including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and Bet365, allow prospective new users to sign up beginning March 1, ten days before the official sports betting launch date.

“North Carolinians can begin signing up for accounts on their mobile devices on Friday with the confidence they will soon be able to make wagers on their favorite sporting events securely and responsibly,” Ripley Rand, Chair of the NCLC said on Thursday. “We’re just 11 days away from the start of sports betting in North Carolina and we will be working every day between now and then to see that our launch is a successful one.”

At noon on Friday, people in the state can begin registering with their preferred sportsbook, set up their account, and make deposits. Those with accounts can begin wagering at noon on March 11.

North Carolinians To Wager on March Madness

March Madness is the second-most bet on event of the year, generating billions of dollars in handle and revenue across the country. For the first time ever, North Carolina stands to gain a portion of that now that they will have sports betting available in the state.

North Carolina is in an especially lucrative position for two reasons: it is the ninth-most populous state in the U.S. and it is home to two of college basketball’s most beloved teams, the UNC Tarheels and the Duke Blue Devils. Both teams are expected to make the tournament and are among the favorites to win it all.

Mia Fowler is a graduate of Chapman University where she studied business marketing and journalism and played on the women’s soccer team. Following her 16-year journey with soccer, she started writing for She specifically enjoys analysis of the NFL.

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