North Carolina sports betting was officially legalized in June 2023 when Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 347 into law. The bill allows for up to 12 sports betting sites and 8 retail sportsbooks to operate in the state. While technically legal, bettors in North Carolina are still waiting for the sportsbooks to officially launch.
Although the launch won’t be ready before Super Bowl 58, Cooper told the Ovies and Giglio OG podcast that he’s making a push to have everything ready in time for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, although he can’t guarantee it just yet. According to the bill, North Carolina sportsbooks must launch before June 2024.