Sports betting in New Hampshire is a bit unique. It is legal within the state but only one online sportsbooks is currently available. That said, DraftKings is a phenomenal option for New Hampshire bettors.
New Hampshire passed the necessary sports betting legislation in early 2019 and Governor Chris Sonunu signed it into law in July 2019. NH residents may now bet online from their phones, anywhere in the Granite State!
|Start Date||July 12, 2019|
|Legal Age to Bet||18|
|Online/In App Betting||Yes|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Corresponding Bill||HB 480|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||NH limited the number of licenses to just 10 locations.|
A New England company, DraftKings currently owns the first New England state to legalize sports betting. In fact, as of October 2023, they are the only licensed operator in the state. Register using our current DraftKings sportsbook promo code and receive up to a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!
Furthermore, because NH elected to make online/mobile sports betting legal without requiring a partnership with the state’s casinos, there are currently zero brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in the state. This allows DraftKings to take a more DFS-style, mobile-first approach to their sports betting product in New Hampshire.
It should be stated that this is not expected to remain the case, however. While the 51% revenue share is a great deal for the state, it seems to ignore the benefits brought to the actual consumers by having competition in the state. While COVID-19 froze these plans, we expect to see FanDuel, PointsBet, BetMGM, and Caesars all attempt to enter the state sometime in the future.
By allowing DraftKings to operate without a casino-affiliation, or online-only, New Hampshire made their sports betting policies extremely straight forward. Most of our readers are familiar with the DraftKings DFS product, and the sports betting product feels extremely familiar.
That being said, we know a lot of our New Hampshire visitors will still have questions, and there are things you should know prior to placing a bet. We tried to cover each of these in the following FAQ’s:
Yes, the state passed a bill in July 2019 making sports betting legal in the state.
Not only is online sports betting legal, but it is currently the only option in NH. New Hampshire is actually one of only a few states that are establishing relationships directly with the top national online sportsbooks. Most other states require some sort of brick-and-mortar relationship with an established casino.
New Hampshire offers a wider variety of options than many of the other states that have recently legalized sports betting. They allow DraftKings to offer every sport and bet type available on their website and app.
The legal age to bet in NH is currently set at 18. This is another area that NH is slightly more lenient than most other states at the moment. The betting age in most states is currently 21 and it is worth mentioning that there is active legislation that would move the minimum age in NH to 21 as well.
DraftKings is required to do a number of things in order to operate in New Hampshire. First, they must verify your social security number, date of birth, and location. This will be the first step in opening your account, and even after verifying everything, you may be asked for a copy of your license or additional information when you make your first withdrawal. This is the standard policy across the country at the moment.
DraftKings processes all of their deposits and withdrawals right on site. They give you several options, but the most popular are Visa/Mastercard or through your checking account. The process is secure and your information is safe with DraftKings. When you make a withdrawal you will typically receive the funds in whatever manner you funded your account.