The Supreme Court gave each state the power to legalize sports betting in May of 2018 when they overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. New Hampshire first considered legalizing sports betting in 2019. Initially, legislators thought sports betting would be the way to introduce casinos in The Granite State finally. Casinos were quickly shot down in legislation, while sports betting made its way all the way Governor Chris Sununu's desk.
Is sports betting legal in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 480 into law in 2019, legalizing sports betting in the state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire took a unique approach to legal sports betting, selecting DraftKings Sportsbook as the only sportsbook to take bets online after an intense bidding session. Since there are no casinos in New Hampshire, DraftKings is the only option to bet on sports.
Can you bet on sports online in New Hampshire?
Yes, mobile sports betting is legal only from the DraftKings Sportsbook App. Luckily, the DraftKings Sportsbook App is excellent and super easy to use. Residents of New Hampshire will have no problems placing bets from the app. You can also place bets on your computer/laptop from the DraftKings Sportsbook website.
About DraftKings SportsBook
DraftKings was founded as a Daily Fantasy Sports company in 2012. Then, in May 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PAPSA), DraftKings was one of the first companies to make headlines. DraftKings has since been positioning itself as one of the most well-known sportsbooks in the United States.
Although only having one option for betting on sports online stinks, New Hampshire residents can rest assured knowing they're getting one of the best legal sportsbooks in the United States.
As a sportsbook, DraftKings is the complete package for both new and experienced sports bettors. The variety of sports and bets offered, the outstanding education and statistics, and the unique live betting experience combines to make one heck of a sportsbook. Read our DraftKings Sportsbook Review
How can I deposit and withdraw money at DraftKings Sportsbook?
Deposit Methods: Bettors can currently deposit via credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and play+ prepaid cards. Maximum deposits start at $2,000 and vary by account.
Withdrawal Methods: DraftKings currently process withdrawals via check, PayPal, ACH (e-check), and cash at certain casinos in the United States.
New Hampshire Sports Betting Info
Here are a few quick takeaways on what legal sports betting entails in New Hampshire
- The state lottery is overseeing all sports betting in New Hampshire. The lottery will have some "sports betting" games, which will be available in late 2020.
- Each city in New Hampshire has the ability to approve physical sportsbooks. More information should be available on this later in 2020.
- Residents can bet on all professional and collegiate games, except college games being played in the state of New Hampshire.
- You must be at least 18 years old to bet on sports in New Hampshire legally
- You don't have to be a resident of New Hampshire to bet on sports, as long as you are located within state lines.
- Tax revenue from sports betting will go towards education, roads, and general state expenditures.
Is online poker legal in New Hampshire?
No, online poker is still illegal in New Hampshire, despite sports betting now being legal.
Is betting on horse racing legal in New Hampshire?
Yes, New Hampshire was actually one of the earlier states to adopt legal horse racing. BetAmerica, TVG, and Twinspires are three of the most popular websites for betting on horses online. These sites take bets from around the United States and remain one of the safest ways to bet on horses.
Are daily fantasy sports legal in New Hampshire?
Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.
Are offshore sportsbooks legal in New Hampshire?
No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in New Hampshire. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of New Hampshire as clients. Offshore sportsbooks are not regulated in the United States and are not as safe as regulated sportsbooks.
Does New Hampshire have an online lottery?
Yes, New Hampshire is one of six states that currently offer online lottery games. The New Hampshire Lottery offers 17 different iLottery games, in addition to PowerPlay and Mega Millions tickets. The New Hampshire Lottery will also be offering sports betting games, starting in 2020.