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New Hampshire Online Sports Betting Laws

Sports betting has been legal in New Hampshire since 2019 – and people have made the most of the opportunity. Although the population of the Granite State is only approximately 1.4 million, the monthly sports betting handle is already averaging around $50 million.

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Jennifer has a degree in Journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C, in 2005. She's been living in Las Vegas helping clients in the casino and gaming industry, as well as other regulated businesses, across Nevada for over 15 years.

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Is Sports Betting Legal in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire sports betting is legal. You can bet with an app, or in person at a couple of sites.

Is Online Sports Betting Legal in New Hampshire?

Yes, you can now enjoy New Hampshire online sports betting in the state through the DraftKings sportsbook app.

How Old Do I Have to be to Place a Bet in New Hampshire?

The legal age for placing sports wagers in New Hampshire is 18.

How do I Start Betting in New Hampshire?

  1. Visit a DraftKings Sportsbook location or go to the DraftKings sportsbook app.

  2. Register by giving your personal details, including a form of ID.

  3. Deposit funds into your account – there are various ways in which you can do this.

  4. Take advantage of any sign-up special offers for new customers.

  5. Make your selection and place your first bet.

Is Sports Betting Legal in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire Legalizes Online Sports Betting
Remote Registration and Geolocation
Online Sports Betting Licenses
Are New Hampshire Gambling Winnings Taxable?

Who Is Allowed to Bet on Sports In New Hampshire?

You Must Be at Least 18 to Bet on Sports
You Must Be in New Hampshire to Bet

What Can’t I Bet on in New Hampshire?

In-state College Games or New Hampshire-based Collegiate Teams
Politics

Daily Fantasy Sports in New Hampshire

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) differs from sports betting because you can select players from different teams and follow their performance rather than simply wager on one side.

DFS was legalized in the state by the New Hampshire legislature in 2017 via HB580.

DraftKings and FanDuel are the two biggest names in DFS and they offer a host of options for sports fans. Football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey are all particularly popular with fantasy fans, while the NCAA’s March Madness attracts huge interest.

Top Sports to Bet on in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has no major league pro sports teams, but fans in the Granite State have a host of nearby big names in which they can take an interest and bet on.

Baseball

Baseball is popular with sports betting enthusiasts in New Hampshire, and there are several minor league teams based in the state. Many fans also root for the Boston Red Sox, who are followed by diehards all over New England.

Responsible Gaming in New Hampshire

As New Hampshire online sports betting has grown in popularity, so has the importance of maintaining a focus on responsible gambling.

Online gambling organizations have several ways in which they ensure people enjoy sports betting as a pleasant social experience rather than an addiction.

These include:

  • Self-assessment questions

  • Setting limits for your betting

  • Short time-outs from betting websites

  • Self-exclusion from gambling

  • Links to resources that can help with problem gambling

The main resource for helping people for whom betting has become an issue is the New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling.

This is a private non-profit agency that provides support in a wide variety of ways in the three categories of information, education and prevention.

People who use New Hampshire betting sites also have access to:

  • The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Which is responsible for general health and/or addiction services in this state.

  • The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG): An organization that provides a links and resources for those combating problem gambling, as well as a national helpline, which can be contacted by phone or email.

  • Gamblers Anonymous: A place for gamblers to find meetings to share their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

  • Gam-Anon: Is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.

  • GamTalk: Is a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum.

Timeline of Sports Betting in New Hampshire

2019 - July

New Hampshire passes bill HB480 to legalize sports betting

2019 - November

DraftKings is awarded the exclusive rights to New Hampshire sports betting

2019 - December

Governor Chris Sununu places the first legal sports bet struck in the state, on the New England Patriots

2020

DraftKings launches the first two retail sportsbooks open in New Hampshire

Where Can You Bet in New Jersey?

Casino/Retail SportsbookRetail Sportsbook PartnerAddressOnline Sportsbook Partner
The Brook CasinoDraftKings319 New Zealand Road, Seabrook NH 03874DraftKings
Filotimo Casino and RestaurantDraftKings1279 Willow Street, Manchester NH 03103DraftKings

New Hampshire Betting FAQs

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