New Hampshire: In a land without casino expansion, online and retail sportsbooks are king
Following the death of a controversial casino expansion bill, sports betting legislation has passed the state legislature in New Hampshire (NH). It's headed to the governor's desk and he's expected to sign. Sports betting will be allowed in casinos, bars, restaurants, and taverns, as well as online. There are no onsite registration requirements. You can sign up for online betting anywhere within the state.
Sports betting will be run by the state's lottery, who will likely contract with one or more companies to implement. One such company, named GAN, published an interesting press release, congratulating NH. This suggests they are at least in the running to be a vendor.
An interesting fact, according to GAN:
"Following the launch, nearly 21% of the total US population will be able to place sports wagers online."
Betting will not be allowed on NH college teams. Other parts of the bill will likely be tweaked before the governor signs. Also it is not clear when betting will actually be available. BETMAPS will keep you posted. Welcome NH and congrats on beating out your New England neighbors in legalizing sports betting.
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