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New Hampshire becomes the 14th state to offer legal sports betting


With only two days remaining in 2019, another state has chalked themselves on the list of jurisdictions offering legal sports betting.

Sports betting in New Hampshire will go live on New Year’s Eve Eve, a.k.a. December 30, with the Monday afternoon launch of the DraftKings Sportsbook mobile app and website.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who signed the NH bill into law back in July, is scheduled to place the ceremonial first wager at the Shopper’s Pub and Eatery in Manchester.

DraftKings announced last week that its digital sportsbook service in New Hampshire would be to go live today barring any unforeseen hiccups.

With the Granite State now officially accepting legal wagers on sports, New Hampshire becomes the 14th state to offer a licensed and regulated sportsbook.

Here’s a look at all the states with legalized sports betting since the repeal of PASPA in May 2018. The launch year is in parentheses, and seven additional jurisdictions signed bills into law this year, but are pending a launch next year.

14 states with legal sports betting

  1. Arkansas (2019)
  2. Delaware (2018)
  3. Indiana (2019)
  4. Iowa (2019)
  5. Mississippi (2018)
  6. Nevada (PASPA-exempt)
  7. New Hampshire (2019)
  8. New Jersey (2018)
  9. New Mexico (2018)
  10. New York (2019)
  11. Oregon (2019)
  12. Pennsylvania (2018)
  13. Rhode Island (2018)
  14. West Virginia (2018)

7 jurisdictions pending 2020 launch

  1. Colorado
  2. Illinois
  3. Michigan
  4. Montana
  5. North Carolina
  6. Tennessee
  7. Washington DC

New Hampshire sports betting details

Apart from handing DraftKings a monopoly over the state’s newly legalized market, the NH sports betting law is one of the best that’s been enacted following the US Supreme Court decision.

Hopefully, the NH Lottery will open up competition in the state in the near future so the market won’t suffer from stagnation. But for now, here’s everything you need to know if you’re interested in placing a bet on sports in New Hampshire.

Legalized date: July 12, 2019

Launch date: December 30, 2019

Minimum betting age: 18 years old

Regulators: New Hampshire Lottery Commission

Sportsbooks: Statewide online and mobile apps, in-person retail locations coming in 2020

Brands: DraftKings (revenue share), Intralot-run NH Lottery service coming in 2020

Registration: No in-person registration requirement

Available sports: Professional and collegiate sporting events excluding games involving in-state college teams

Bets allowed: Straight bets (point spread, money line, totals), futures, teasers, parlays, pools, exchange betting, in-play bets, prop bets, and others can be allowed upon approval

Restrictions: “Live” or “in-play” betting is only allowed via online and mobile apps, must have two feet inside state lines

Licenses: Up to 10 commercial retail locations

Tax rate: 50/50 revenue share with DraftKings in exchange for statewide exclusivity

Tax allocation: New Hampshire public education fund

Projected revenue: $11.25M in 2021, $11.75M in 2022, $12.5M in 2023

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