Similar to its Carolina neighbor to the south, North Carolina has a small steeplechase racing scene in conjunction with a broader equestrian culture, but no flat or harness racing, and no off track betting or simulcast wagering facilities. There are a couple tribal casinos and a docked-ship casino in the state, offering table games, slots and poker.
North Carolina Off Track Betting Sites
With no live racing or off track betting available now or for the foreseeable future, thoroughbred and harness racing fans in North Carolina can look to a web-based racebook to take their bets. Online racebooks take bets on all major races like the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, as well as daily races from around the world.
Most of the best online racebooks offer features such as multiple tracks to wager on in North America and Europe, track odds the day of the races, the most common betting types such as Win, Place and Show as well as exotics like exactas, and easy deposit and withdrawal options.
One of the other benefits of an online racebook is the bonuses and rewards they offer, like BetOnline's 7% daily win-or-lose rebate.
At the end of each day, BetOnline takes a look at your betting volume and returns 7% of all straight and exotic internet wagers directly back into your account. There's no minimum dollar amount of wagers that need to be placed, and no limit on the amount a player may earn each day.
North Carolina Race Tracks
As mentioned above, North Carolina has a small steeplechase racing scene, that comes together annually on the last Saturday in April in Mineral Springs, North Carolina for the Queen's Cup day of racing. The event includes five different races throughout the day that offer $150,000 in combined total purse money.