North Carolina State Lottery Commission Issues Eighth Interactive Sports Wagering Operator License

March 1, 2024 | Sports Betting

NC LotteryRALEIGH, NC (March 1, 2024) — The North Carolina State Lottery Commission on Thursday issued the eighth interactive sports wagering operator licenses in advance of the launch of legal sports betting in North Carolina on Monday, March 11.

The new license went to Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The approval of the license brings the total number of interactive sports wagering operator licenses in North Carolina to eight.

Seven other companies received licenses earlier on Thursday. They were:

  • Betfair Interactive US, LLC (dba: FanDuel Sportsbook)
  • Crown NC Gaming, LLC (dba: DraftKings)
  • FBG Enterprises Opco, LLC (dba: Fanatics Sportsbook)
  • Hillside (North Carolina), LLC (dba: bet365)
  • Penn Sports Interactive, LLC (dba: ESPN BET)
  • Underdog Sports Wagering LLC

As of noon Friday, North Carolinians can begin preparing for the first day of sports betting by registering with one of the companies, setting up accounts, and making deposits.

Under the Commission’s Sports Wagering Authorization, members of the public who are twenty-one years old or more and who have established accounts with a licensed operator can use their computer, phone or other electronic device to place sports wagers as of noon on Monday, March 11. No legal sports wagering can occur in North Carolina until then.

Overall, the Commission has received nine applications for interactive sports wagering operator licenses. The Commission expects to approve additional licenses in the future.

As of Thursday, the Commission has also issued three full licenses for sports wagering supplier, 20 provisional supplier licenses, and three sports wagering service provider licenses. A list of all licensees is maintained on the Commission’s website at

SOURCE: North Carolina State Lottery.

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