- DraftKings will operate both retail sportsbooks and a mobile sports wagering app in New Hampshire.
- The contract between DraftKings and the New Hampshire Lottery will require DraftKings to pay 50% of retail sportsbook revenue and 51% of mobile revenue to the state.
- A DraftKings Sportsbook app is estimated to be available in N.H. by January 2020.
CONCORD, N.H. – On Monday, DraftKings was officially approved by the New Hampshire Executive council to operate both retail sportsbooks and mobile sports wagering apps in the Granite State.
DraftKings was awarded the contract by a 3-1 vote and through a competitive bidding process. The company was able to offer the highest amount to the New Hampshire Lottery, implement their sportsbook in the state the fastest, and was the highest-rated overall brand.
According to DraftKings press release, the firm will pay 50% of sports betting revenue to the State Lottery. The funds that the Lottery receives will then be used for supporting the state’s education initiatives.
“The introduction of sports betting will broaden the appeal of the New Hampshire Lottery and engage new and existing customers, while generating millions of dollars in additional revenue to support education,” said Charlie Mclntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery.
“We are working directly with DraftKings to implements a sports betting system that both engages players, while also ensuring all appropriate safeguards are in place. The New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings expect to launch mobile sports betting this January.”
New Hampshire sports betting was approved by several cities earlier this month. Cities such as Claremont, Somersworth, Berlin, Laconia, and Manchester all passed a measure on their local ballot to allow retail sportsbooks in their areas.
However, cities such as Dover, Nashua, Concord, and Rochester did not approve retail sportsbooks. In either case, a DraftKings Sportsbook app in New Hampshire will be available statewide to anyone 18 years old or older.
The Granite State will become the fifth state that DraftKings Sportsbook operates in. The company has previously launched a sports betting platform in New Jersey, Indiana, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.