Here is our quick Seabrook (NH) sports betting overview. We keep you updated on the legislation, online betting sites, apps, New Hampshire’s casinos and gambling locations in 2019/2020.
Seabrook Betting Locations
New Hampshire has a dozen greyhound and thoroughbred tracks where pari-mutuel betting is permitted. The New Seabrook Greyhound Park is one of the biggest and most historic tracks in New Hampshire. As well as pari-mutuel betting, players can try table games and poker.
Seabrook Park has New Hampshire’s only off-track betting facility. Harness racing, greyhound racing and thoroughbred racing are all available. Gamblers can also place bets remotely using the NH PHONEBET facility. Satellite viewing of races is available on request.
According to statistics from the NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission, Seabrook took in a total handle of $33m between 2017 and 2018. That total included income from greyhound simulcast, harness racing simulcast, and thoroughbred simulcast.
New Seabrook Park could feature First NH sportsbook.
Seabrook Sports Betting Legislation
New Hampshire has been a key state in the fight for regulated online gambling. In 2019, the NH Lottery sued the DOJ (Department of Justice) over its re-evaluation of the parameters of the Wire Act. The DOJ changed its interpretation of the Wire Act 1961, saying that it not only applied to sports betting but to all gambling. The new interpretation is on hold until 2020.
With regards to Seabrook sports betting legislation, two bills were introduced by the State Legislature in 2019. HB 480 would give the New Hampshire Lottery Commission the powers to regulate sports betting in the state. Senate Bill SB 310 will give land-based NH casinos the powers to offer licensed sports betting too. It looks like HB 480 has a better chance of succeeding and has a champion in the shape of Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, who has been campaigning for sports betting legislation in Nebraska for years.