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Is DraftKings Legal in North Carolina?

Patrick Cwiklinski

by Patrick Cwiklinski in Sports Betting News

Updated Mar 5, 2024 · 5:25 PM PST

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Feb 26, 2024; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Elliot Cadeau (2) reacts in the second half at Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
  • The pre-registration period to sign up for the DraftKings North Carolina app is now live
  • Claim up to $300 in bonus bets with this exclusive pre-reg promo for new DraftKings NC users
  • Use the special links on this page to register for the app and score the promo before its gone

One of the biggest sportsbooks in the business is preparing to touch down in North Carolina, but those of you in The Tar Heel State better act fast or you’ll find yourselves empty-handed on launch day.

Download the DraftKings North Carolina app right now and you’ll land $100 in bonus bets to use once the sportsbook is up and running on March 11. They’re even sweetening the pot by giving you an additional $200 in bonus bets if you bet $5 or more once launch day rolls around and DraftKings North Carolina is fully operational in the state.

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If you’re planning on using the DraftKings NC app for all your March Madness wagering needs and beyond, you won’t want to miss out on this excellent pre-reg promo before it goes away next weekend.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you fully covered with details below on how you can score all $300 bonus bets before they’re gone for good!

DraftKings Is Legal and Launching March 11 in North Carolina

DraftKings is currently legal and awaiting the full launch of its online sportsbook on March 11 in North Carolina. According to North Carolina’s approved sports betting bill, HB 347, each sportsbook operating in the state must have a partnership with a sports franchise, arena, or PGA Tour golf course.

In accordance with this law, DraftKings engaged in a partnership with NASCAR, which operates a large portion of its business in North Carolina. This partnership has led to the approval and legal operation of DraftKings in North Carolina. That said, the sportsbook will need to wait until March 11 to fully launch their app and site for prospective North Carolina sports bettors to use.

That also means that DraftKings will be fully operational in North Carolina once March Madness begins with Selection Sunday on March 17.

Download the DraftKings North Carolina App for $300 Bonus Now

Come March 11, legal North Carolina sports betting apps will finally make their way into the Tar Heel State for the very first time. The good news is that many of these sportsbooks aren’t waiting until then to give NC bettors an extra sweet bonus ahead of time.

DraftKings North Carolina is one of those sportsbooks and they’ll give you up to $300 in bonus bets if you download the app and sign up for an account today.

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Here’s what you need to know about the DraftKings North Carolina pre-launch bonus:

  1. Open a new DraftKings account from North Carolina
  2. Successfully complete the signup process with DraftKings NC and you’ll get $100 in bonus bets on launch day (March 11)
  3. If you bet $5 or more on launch day or after, you will get another $200 in bonus bets from DraftKings

The DraftKings North Carolina pre-reg bonus is pretty simple and straightforward. That said, I’ve put together some important terms and conditions (T&Cs) that you should consider as a new user with this sportsbook:

  • Bonus bets must be wagered 1x before any resulting cash winnings can be withdrawn and stake is not included in winnings
  • Bonus bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded
  • Must be 21+ to open a new account with DraftKings NC
  • You do not need to be a North Carolina resident to sign up but you need to be located in the state to use the app or site

DraftKings is a respected name in the sportsbook industry so all of their T&Cs come as standard practice among many of the major players in the industry. You can rest assured knowing that DraftKings North Carolina will keep all of your private information safe and secure as you make wagers.

Get Ready for March Madness With the DraftKings North Carolina App

The March Madness tournament kicks off with Selection Sunday on March 17 so there will still be plenty of time between the DraftKings NC app launching and the tournament for you to get acquainted with the sportsbook.

Of course, you’ll be able to bet on all the March Madness action with your pre-reg bonus from DraftKings North Carolina and bet on teams like the UNC Tar Heels, who are having another very strong season. If you aren’t a Tar Heels fan (we won’t tell anybody) and simply want to make other bets on the tournament, the DraftKings NC app will have plenty of exciting options for you.

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If college basketball isn’t your thing, DraftKings NC will let you bet on other teams and leagues like the Charlotte Hornets (NBA), Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), and Charlotte FC (MLS). And, of course, you’ll be able to make bets on the Carolina Panthers (NFL) once football season finally comes back around in September.

This very special DraftKings NC early signup promo will be gone come March 11, so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get a little extra bonus bets from one of the premier sportsbooks on the North Carolina sports betting market.

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