Five New Hampshire Cities Vote To Allow Sports Betting Sites

Five New Hampshire cities voted Tuesday in favor of permitting the location of physical sportsbook retail outlets within city limits.

The New Hampshire Lottery reported that the cities of Berlin, Claremont Laconia, Manchester and Somerswoth passed the measure to allow the operation of sportsbooks in their communities. Franklin had previously approved the measure via an Oct. 1 ballot.

However, the cities of Concord, Dover, Nashua and Rochster voted against the measure.

New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July to authorize the New Hampshire Lottery to conduct sports betting, offering licences for up to 10 physical locations, as well as online.

The state hopes to have online wagering up and operational by January, with physical sportsbooks expected to open in late winter or early spring of 2020.

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