Sports betting has been legal in New Hampshire since 2019. There are three retail DraftKings sportsbooks locations statewide with video screens and betting kiosks (no betting with a person at a window) located at the Filotimo Casino in Dover, the Filotimo Casino in Manchester and The Brook in Seabrook. DraftKings is also the only legal online sportsbook operator in the Granite State. The state allows for up to 10 retail sports betting locations, so don’t be surprised to see some additional retail options in New Hampshire in the future. 

New Hampshire Sportsbooks Features & Promos

Sports bettors in New Hampshire don’t have to worry about comparing online sportsbooks as they only have one state-regulated option with the DraftKings. Fortunately, this sportsbook is a highly reputable one that has all of the features sports fans want including parlays, live betting, and a robust offering of prop bets.

New Hampshire Sports Betting Legal Path

Sports betting became legal in New Hampshire when Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 480 into law on July 16, 2019. DraftKings agreed to pay 51% of its sports betting revenue to New Hampshire in exchange for exclusivity as the state’s sole operator. The online sportsbook launched in the Granite State in January 2020, and the first DraftKings retail sportsbook debuted later that year in August 2020. New Hampshire’s original sports betting bill did not allow live betting. Sports betting law was refined in 2021 with the passing of House Bill 330 and House Bill 354 to make live betting legal as well.

Because of New Hampshire law, voters in a particular city must give the green light for DraftKings to operate there and so far that’s happened in 16 cities. It’s worth noting that New Hampshire is one of a small handful of places in the United States that 18, 19, and 20-year old fans can legally bet. 

Additional New Hampshire Legal Betting Path Details

Here are some key questions regarding New Hampshire's sports betting rules:

  1. How old do you have to be to bet in New Hampshire?

    You must be 18+ to bet on sports in New Hampshire.

  2. How many sportsbooks operate in New Hampshire?

    New Hampshire has three retail sportsbooks and one online sportsbook, all operated by DraftKings.

  3. Can you bet on College sports in New Hampshire?

    College betting including prop betting is legal in New Hampshire for out-of-state teams and events. Wagering is not allowed on events taking place in the state or on games involving a New Hampshire-based school.

  4. Can you bet on Esports in New Hampshire?

    New Hampshire’s law doesn’t explicitly allow Esport betting.

  5. Can you bet on Politics & Entertainment in New Hampshire?

     Award shows like the Grammy’s aren’t offered by legal books in New Hampshire. Similarly, wagers on election results or other political props are not allowed.

  6. Do you have to go to a retail Location in New Hampshire to register a sports betting account? 

    Remote registration on mobile apps is allowed in New Hampshire.

  7. Can you play Daily Fantasy in New Hampshire?

    Daily fantasy sports contests are legal in New Hampshire.

Home Field Advantage 

With no pro sports teams located in New Hampshire, sports fans across the state mostly gravitate towards the professional sports teams located in neighboring Massachusetts. The New England Patriots have a strong following in New Hampshire, and the popularity of hockey and basketball across the state leads to plenty of support for the Boston Bruins and Celtics as well.

NFL: New England Patriots

The New England Patriots enjoyed one of the most impressive runs in NFL history from 2001 through 2019. The Patriots won 17 AFC East division titles and six Super Bowls during that stretch with coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady leading the way. New England will be rebuilding and looking to bounce back from a 4-13 season with new head coach Jarod Mayo in 2024.

NBA: Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most NBA Championships In league history with 17. The franchise has been home to many NBA legends including Larry Bird and Bill Russell. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are looking to bring the Celtics their first championship since 2008 as one of the favorites to win the title this year.

NHL: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins won the President’s Trophy and set the all-time record for wins in a season with 65 in 2022-23 before being upset in the first round of the playoffs by the Florida Panthers. The Bruins are a playoff contender again in 2023-24 and will be hoping to avenge that first round loss. Boston has won six Stanley Cups in total and is one of the NHL’s original six teams.

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