North Carolina Gambling Laws & Online Poker in North Carolina

North Carolina still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place.  However, changes have been discussed but there probably won’t be movement for a couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 14.37.289-309; 16.1-2; 18C
Definition of Gambling Any person or organization that operates any game of chance or any person who plays at or bets on any game of chance at which any money, property or other thing of value is bet, whether the same be in stake or not, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Online Poker/Gambling There have been no efforts to legalize and regulate any type of online gambling in North Carolina.
Live Poker Poker is offered in the one fully-functional tribal casino in the state, with both cash games and tournaments available there.
Casinos One tribe in North Carolina secured a gambling compact with the state to operate gambling establishments on its land, and of those, only one is a casino operated with Harrah’s to offer everything from slots to poker.
Sports Betting There have been no proposals via the legislature to legalize any type of sports betting.
DFS A bill introduced in 2017 to legalize paid-entry fantasy sports games did not make it to the legislature floor for a vote. There was no follow-up bill put forward in 2018.
Other Forms of Gambling Bingo and raffles for charitable organizations, lottery.