How Do Bonus Bets Work? A Guide to Sportsbook Promos in North Carolina

Unlock up to $1,400 in bonus bets for a limited time in North Carolina


Several sportsbooks are going live in North Carolina on March 11, and you’ll have access to up to $1,400 in bonus bets!

Of course, that doesn’t do you much good if you don’t know how bonus bets work. But that’s where we come in!

What Are Bonus Bets? 

Bonus bets are a way for you to bet on sports without spending your own money!

Think of them almost as free poker chips given to you by a casino. 

The main difference between betting with bonus bets and your own money is that you won’t receive the value of your bonus bets back in a wager. 

For instance, if you bet $25 of your own money on UNC to beat Duke at +100 odds and the Tar Heels won, you’d get the $25 you risked back plus your $25 in winnings. 

If you placed that same $25 bet with bonus bets and UNC won, you’d only get your $25 in winnings. 

But it’s hard to beat betting on sports without risking your own cash!

How to Claim North Carolina Pre-Registration Offers

Claiming your pre-registration bonuses is simple, but you must make sure you complete the sign-up process before March 11. 

Here’s the links you need to sign up with each sportsbook: 

  1. Sign up with FanDuel Sportsbook with this link 
  2. Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with this link 
  3. Sign up with BetMGM Sportsbook with this link 
  4. Sign up with Bet365 Sportsbook with this link and deposit $10 or more 
  5. Sign up with Caesars Sportsbook with this link, use promo code FANSIDEDDBL and bet $1 or more on March 11

That’s all you need to do! 

Now you’ve unlocked $100 in free bonus bets at FanDuel, DraftKings and Bet365, $200 in free bonus bets at BetMGM and seven 100% profit boosts at Caesars. 

Bonus Offers Available






Pre-Registration Offer (before March 11)

$100 Bonus

$100 Bonus

$100 Bonus with $10 deposit

Seven 100% profit boosts

$200 Bonus

Welcome Bonus

Deposit $10 and bet $5, get $200

Bet $5, get $250

Bet $5, get $200

Bet $10, Get $250 Bonus

N/A if you used pre-reg offer

How to Claim North Carolina Welcome Bonuses

Your bonuses don’t stop when you sign up early in North Carolina. 

Many sportsbooks also have welcome bonuses that you can pair with your pre-registration bonus!

FanDuel Welcome Bonus

Deposit $10 or more and then bet $5 or more on any wager to win $200 in guaranteed bonus bets. 

DraftKings Welcome Bonus

Deposit $5 or more and bet $5 or more on any wager to get $250 in guaranteed bonus bets.

Bet365 Welcome Bonus

Bet $5 or more on any wager (you’ve already deposited $10 or more) to get $200 in guaranteed bonus bets. 

Caesars Welcome Bonus

Deposit $10 or more and then bet $10 or more on any bet. You'll get $250 in bonus bets, guaranteed!

BetMGM Welcome Bonus


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