The North Carolina State Lottery Commission revealed Wednesday the state’s online sports betting market will launch on March 11, eight days before March Madness tips off.
The announcement ended a lengthy period of build-up and anticipation as the state prepares to unify its retail gambling market with a new online branch. North Carolina retail sports betting was legalized in July 2019 and launched in March 2021 at select locations, but online sportsbooks have been prohibited from conducting business.
Users must be 21 or older to place bets once the market opens for business. Legal sportsbooks can begin the process of registering customer accounts on March 1.