NC will legalize sports betting in 2024, but students have been gambling illegally for years

Betting apps make gambling easily accessible to college students. (Sofia Casini / Carolina Connection)

A bill that legalizes sports betting in North Carolina is set to take effect in 2024. But sports betting was already popular among college students, even before it was legal, as apps and websites have made it easier to participate in.

A survey from the NCAA reported that the majority of college students — 58% in general and 67% of those living on campus — participate in sports betting.

Carolina Connection’s Sofia Casini has more.

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