NH Sports Betting Apps
Best betting markets/leagues/events via NH betting application: Sports betting apps and sportsbooks in New Hampshire can offer any sports or events that they want. The only restriction is that in-state collegiate teams are off the board, and amateur events are as well.
DraftKings NH Bet App is legal
DraftKings is a daily fantasy sports (DFS) website based in Boston, Massachusetts, that offers residents in New Hampshire fantasy investment and wagers across a range of the world’s top sports. The sportsbook app is now available via its mobile platform in New Hampshire. You can now bet on sports online. DraftKings’ app is available to download via the App Store—where it boasts a 4.8/5 star rating—on Android and via Google Play.
Mobile sports betting in New Hampshire
Sports betting became legalized in the state of New Hampshire this summer, but not much has happened with it since that time. The New Hampshire Lottery is in charge of taking applications and approving licenses to sports betting apps and gambling companies. The New Hampshire Executive Council approved a contract Monday between Boston-based DraftKings and the New Hampshire Lottery. Horse racing is legal in the state of New Hampshire, and apps such as BetAmerica, TVG, and TwinSpires are all open and have been in business for quite some time.
Draftkings sportsbook mobile app is live in NH on December 30 2019.
New Hampshire Online Sports Betting Evolution
New Hampshire has been central in the recent fight against the Department of Justice (DOJ). In 2019, the US District Court for New Hampshire witnessed a ruling that said the DOJ’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act was incorrect.
The original federal case was brought by the New Hampshire Lottery following the DOJ’s change. The DOJ had adjusted its interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act back in 2011, saying that the law only applied to sports betting across state lines in the USA.
In 2018, however, the DOJ changed tack, saying that on a federal level, ALL forms of gambling, including online betting, was unlawful. But that extreme stance is being challenged, and the DOJ has put its blanket ban on hold until 2020. For now, then, the New Hampshire Lottery continues to operate.
But in terms of New Hampshire sports betting legislation, 2019 saw two new bills introduced to the State Legislature. Under Bill HB 480, the state Lottery Commission will be permitted to regulate sports betting in New Hampshire. Bets will be allowed to NH players aged 18 or older, and professional and collegiate sports events will be covered by the law.
In addition, Senate Bill SB 310 will permit the licensing of land-based casinos with video lottery terminals. Sports betting in New Hampshire will also be allowed via licensed operators.
Will New Hampshire legalize sports betting in 2019? It looks likely that SB 310 will be ditched in order for HB 480 to be successful. Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-District 20) will be hoping that it is a success. He has been pushing for licensed sports betting and casinos in New Hampshire for decades.