New Hampshire Sports Betting 2021

Last Updated: Mar 24th, 2021
New Hampshire legalized sports betting after passing a law that approves of placing bets in-person at multiple retail locations as well as wagering with online sportsbooks. The first bet was placed on Dec. 30, 2019.
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New Hampshire Sportsbook Locations

New Hampshire's sports wagering bill was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu in July 2019. On Dec. 30 of that year, Sununu placed the first bet in the state. The law allows anyone in the state 18 or older to legally bet on professional sports at licensed physical locations as well as online.

According to the law, the New Hampshire Lottery regulates sports betting in the state.

New Hampshire officials in November 2019 gave DraftKings exclusive access to legal online sports betting in the state, even though the law allowed up to five separate sites to enter the market. But DraftKings, which is based in Boston, holds exclusive rights in the state after it offered to pay 51% of gross gaming revenue from mobile and 50% from future retail in a six-year deal. Those percentages decrease if other operators enter the market.

The move to secure DraftKings as the sole operator came weeks after the state received 13 bids for the five skins. It also came after residents in Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth voted for physical sports book retail locations in their communities.

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DraftKings could have up to 10 retail locations in the state as well as the online sportsbook that you can bet from a desktop browser or its app with your smartphone. DraftKings and the state were prepared to announce locations for the retail sites in March, but put plans on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Aug. 12, 2020, DraftKings opened its first retail sportsbook in New Hampshire at The Brook casino in Seabrook. The Brook, formerly known as Seabrook Park, was rebranded and renovated by Eureka Casino Resorts after it purchased the facility in 2019. The sportsbook has betting kiosks and video walls, and is in The Brook’s “Stadium” sports entertainment space.

When The Brook sportsbook opened, the New Hampshire Lottery said the state has had more than 42,000 registered players since launching.

On Sept. 3, 2020, DraftKings and South Side Tavern in Manchester announced the opening of DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester, the second retail sportsbook in the state.

The best online betting sites in New Hampshire are licensed by the state. Relying on expert reviews will help you gain better insights before you bet.

Latest New Hampshire Sports Betting Numbers


Total handle Mobile handle Revenue (GGR)
February $50.995M $42.975M $1.788M
January $59.795M $49.439M $4.197M
Change Down 14.7%Down 13.1%Down 57.4%

Updated March 24

LATEST NEWS: New Hampshire February Sports Betting Handle, Revenue Drop

What Events And Markets Are Offered By New Hampshire?

With DraftKings as the sole provider in New Hampshire, you can bet on the same sports and games they offer in other states. You can bet on any sport, and have options to be on point spreads, player props, over-under, etc.

Although you can bet on NCAA events, none can involve schools from New Hampshire. With DraftKings, you’ll be able to wager on the NFL, NHL, NBA and other leagues and sports. Other popular sports include tennis, golf and soccer.

Gambling in New Hampshire Timeline


New Hampshire legalizes sports betting after Gov. Sununu signs a bill that legalizes betting on sports in the state, allowing bets on mobile as well as bets placed in-person at physical locations. Sununu places the first bet on Dec. 30.


New Hampshire lifts its ban of online casinos and poker but temporarily. The state reintroduces the ban in just about 10 months.


Multiple casinos open their doors which donate a large percentage of their revenue to charity.


Various bills for licensed casinos and a proposal to change the definition of poker as a game of skill rather than chance, both fail to pass.


Horse racing is all but a thing of the past in the state with no live races scheduled in the future.


The controversial tax was repealed, although many felt the damage had been done to the racing industry.


New Hampshire passes legislation to begin the state’s lottery. This makes New Hampshire the first state in the nation to legalize a lottery draw.


Gov. Winant allows a bill to become law without his signature that legalizes parimutuel betting and charitable betting on horse and greyhound races, which becomes prevalent in the state.


The Rockingham Park opens in June, where it becomes the place for illegal betting for three days before the authorities shut wagering there down.