New Hampshire sports betting became legal in July 2019 after legislators passed the enabling bill earlier in the year.
The state launched mobile NH sports betting via the DraftKings Sportsbook app in early 2020. Retail locations will follow within a few months.
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Legal sports betting in New Hampshire, at a glance
NH sports betting is available throughout the state through the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Available betting markets include all major professional and college sports, except for in-state collegiate games in New Hampshire.
Some retail sports betting will be available at in-person locations, as well. Six cities approved sportsbooks throughout New Hampshire. Towns can approve selection for a retail sportsbook starting in spring.
Sports betting at New Hampshire lottery retailers
Some sports betting games will be available through the New Hampshire Lottery, which will oversee all sports wagering in the state. Intralot, a Greek company specializing in lottery administration, will administer those lottery-based games.
New Hampshire sports betting FAQ
Is sports betting legal in New Hampshire?
Yes, via the DraftKings Sportsbook app only. State legislators approved both retail and mobile NH sports betting in 2019.
Who oversees New Hampshire sports betting?
The state lottery will oversee sports betting in New Hampshire. The lottery is the only other legal form of gambling within the state, and it will have some sports betting games available as well.
Where can I bet on sports in New Hampshire?
You can place a wager from anywhere within state borders. You need to be physically located within New Hampshire, which your device will verify using geolocation technology.
It’s important to note that you do not need to be a resident of New Hampshire in order to be in the state. You do, however, need to be within state borders.
There also will be multiple retail locations, as well as some games offered via the state lottery.
Can I bet on all sports in New Hampshire?
Yes. The only restriction on sports betting in New Hampshire is that wagering on in-state collegiate teams will not be allowed.
Who can apply for a New Hampshire sports betting license?
No one can apply to run sports betting in New Hampshire.
Operators applied through a competitive bidding process in late 2019, and state officials selected DraftKings Sportsbook to run the mobile NH sports betting platform. The Boston-based company will return up to 50% of adjusted revenue to the state in exchange for its exclusivity.
Can I bet on sports on my phone in New Hampshire?
Yes, mobile NH sports betting is allowed throughout the state. You must be located within New Hampshire borders to place a bet, although you do not need to be a state resident.
Who can bet on sports in New Hampshire?
The legal sports betting age in New Hampshire will be 18 years or older. You can wager from anywhere within the borders of New Hampshire.
How much revenue does New Hampshire sports betting generate?
Initial forecasts predict at least $11.25 million in annual state revenue from New Hampshire sports betting beginning in the fiscal year 2021.
New Hampshire sports betting timeline
The state legislature began consideration of legal sports betting in New Hampshire during its 2019 legislative session. While Gov. Chris Sununu included revenue from sports betting in his budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the passage of enabling legislation proved to be less than a sure thing.
Some legislators wanted to attach NH sports betting to long-sought legislation allowing for casinos in the state. That attempt put the immediate future of New Hampshire sports betting in question.
The proposal for NH sports betting was separated from the casino ask, allowing for it to move through the state legislature in the summer. Both chambers passed the bill, and Sununu signed it into law in July 2019.
A competitive bidding process administered through the state ultimately saw DraftKings Sportsbook selected as the lone mobile sports betting operator in New Hampshire. The former DFS giant will pay nearly half of NH sports betting revenue to the state as part of the arrangement.
While some speculation suggested sports betting could begin in New Hampshire by the end of 2019, the first month of 2020 became the actual launch date for mobile sports wagering in the state.