- The New Hampshire Lottery has appointed Daniel Maloney as its first-ever director of sports betting.
- The lawyer and former intern for the Nevada Gaming Control Board will work to manage relations with DraftKings and retail sportsbooks in the state.
- DraftKings is the current sole betting operator of the state and has launched two retail sportsbooks in New Hampshire in the past two months.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – As New Hampshire begins to manage the expansion of legal gambling in the state, the New Hampshire Lottery has now appointed Daniel Maloney to be its first director of sports betting.
In the 2019 legislation of sports betting in the state, the position was created to oversee aspects of the sports betting including managing relationships with exclusive betting operator DraftKings and retail sportsbook locations.
“We are pleased to welcome Daniel Maloney to our team in this critical new strategic role to help us continue to implement and expand upon our already successful sports betting infrastructure,” said Charlie McIntyre, the New Hampshire Lottery executive director. “We are proud of our initial success with sports betting and we have every expectation that we will continue to build momentum. Danny will play a major role in our efforts to maximize this channel in support of education in New Hampshire. The future is bright for sports betting in New Hampshire.”
In New Hampshire, mobile legal sports betting was launched in December 2019 and more than 40,00 residents have registered for accounts and placed more than 4.7 million bets worth over $140 million since then.
Maloney is a lawyer with a Master’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in gaming and regulation law. He also has 12 years of compliance and contract law experience with his most recently worked as an intern for the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
“I am extremely excited to be able to step into this new position with the New Hampshire Lottery,” said Maloney. “I could not imagine a better role for myself and I look forward to working collaboratively with the New Hampshire Lottery team and its partners to continue to build on the Granite State’s reputation as the go-to destination for sports betting in the northeast. With DraftKings’s easy-to-use app providing countless opportunities for sports wagering in an engaging platform, coupled with world-class physical destinations, New Hampshire features an unparalleled sports betting experience.”
DraftKings has opened sportsbooks in the Eureka Casino-owned The Brook in Seabrook and at the South Side Tavern in Manchester in the past two months.
Bettors in New Hampshire are also expected to have retail wagering go live at lottery operators before the year is over.
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