New Hampshire Delays Decision on Locations for DraftKings Sports Betting Sites

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has announced the decision on where its sport betting sites—which are to be run by DraftKings—will be located has been delayed.

It was previously suggested that 10 sportsbook locations could be up and running by the end of March, though those plans have been shelved for the time being as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost every major sport has been suspended because of COVID-19, meaning the sports gambling industry has been gravely affected in kind.

New Hampshire approved the decision to legalise sports betting through the state lottery after passing House Bill 480 in 2019, with DraftKings already taking care of the state’s mobile betting via its app.

Fritz referred to a report from the Associated Press in March, which said Belmont, Derry, Hampton, Hinsdale, Hudson, Newmarket, Pelham, Rollinsford, Salem, and Seabrook had all approved sports betting retail sites in their towns. That brought the total number of towns open for business up to 16 after Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth previously green-lit the initiative.

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