While most states looking to create a legal gambling market look to establish a brick and mortar product first, New Hampshire actually went the other way.
The New Hampshire statehouse passed legislation legalizing sports betting in July of 2019, but it was their online product to reach the public first in early 2020, and the brick and mortar establishments are still pending launch.
Statewide Brick and Mortar Sportsbooks
There are no brick and mortar sportsbooks as of this writing, but several are expected in 2020. Six different cities in the state have applied for licenses, and a launch date for these establishments is expected come spring of 2020.
Available Betting Apps
In a move picking up steam with other states looking to legalize sports gambling, New Hampshire has signed a deal ensuring DraftKings is the only online operator in the state. This exclusivity will cost DraftKings 50% of its earnings in taxes but may prove worth it.
As mentioned, DraftKings is the only sports betting app available in New Hampshire, and no other providers will be able to operate in the state due to the exclusive agreement signed by the two parties.
Best Bonuses and Promotions
As you can imagine, since DraftKings has zero competition in the state, they do not offer the same bonuses and promotions as they do in other states. So far, it appears as if the bonuses and promotions available will be small and work in conjunction with certain sports and seasons.
Sports Available for Betting
New Hampshire has a wide variety of sports available for wagering, as you can find plenty of the popular American sports and leagues available. There is also a fair amount of international offerings as well.
The only restrictions are on collegiate teams in New Hampshire as they will not be offered in any sportsbook.
- Football (NFL and NCAAF)
- Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAAM)
- Baseball (MLB and NCAA)
- Hockey (NHL)
- Soccer (MLS, Premier League, World Cup)
- Combat Sports (UFC and Boxing)
- Golf (PGA, LPGA)
- Auto Sports (F-1, NASCAR)
DraftKings is a well-run ship, and they’ve made payment options very simple for their users in New Hampshire. Sports gamblers are able to fund their accounts with credit cards, debit cards, bank transfers, or a pre-paid Play+ card made available exclusively by DraftKings.
Once the brick and mortar establishments are up and running, you’ll surely be able to use cash as well.
Legal Betting Age
The legal sports gambling age in New Hampshire is 21 years old, whether online or in a brick and mortar sportsbook.