The Granite State, with a popuation of 1.366million (2020 data), is starting to embrace the world of sports betting.
With no professional sports teams to root for locally (the nearest are in Massachusetts,) being able to bet on games is an opportunity to add a little spice to life.
Especially when you factor that NH has some exclusions for betting on in-state college teams.
The strategy of embracing sports betting appears to be paying off, with the state reporting a record handle of $51.6million for December 2020. Unsurprisingly the vast majority of bets are made via mobile app.
Is Sports Betting Legal in New Hampshire?
Yes, sports betting is legal in the state of New Hampshire, since July 2019.
The NH state lottery oversees sports betting locally, and the big rollout happened in early 2020 via the DraftKings sportsbook. It won the battle to be the state’s exclusive initial operator.
When sports betting was approved in 2019, retail sports betting was also included. But this took ]longer to become reality. There are now a couple of locations open for business.
Where can I Bet in New Hampshire?
You have both land-based and mobile options if you want to bet in New Hampshire:
Online & Mobile
DraftKings sportsbook: Your sole option is one of the biggest players in the U.S. market. Legit player with great credibility and trust. Check out the latest sign-up offers and promotions.
In-person at land-based sites
There are a small number of sites which have legal sportsbooks in NH. Again courtesy of the state lottery’s exclusive deal with DraftKings sportsbook:
- The Brook
319 New Zealand Rd
- Filotimo Casino & Restaurant
1279 South Willow Street
NB: It is expected sports betting will also be rolled out soon at retail lottery sites. We’ll keep you right up to date with the latest breaking news.
Do you need to be Resident in New Hampshire to Bet there?
You don’t need to be a resident of New Hampshire to bet there. You just need to be inside state lines, of legal age and not on any self-exclusion list.
What is the Legal Sports Betting Age in New Hampshire?
Most U.S. states have a legal age of 21 and up for sports betting, but not New Hampshire. You only need to be 18 years of age or older to bet in NH.
How do I place a Sports Bet Online in New Hampshire?
The process is relatively simple, and can be done in minutes:
- Be in the state of New Hampshire and of legal age
- Visit the Draftkings sportsbook site or download the app to your smartphone
- Register for your sportsbook account
- Deposit funds into your new sportsbook account
- Search the site/app for the sports and events you want to bet on
- Choose the event you want to bet on, and how much you want to bet
- You can now place your first bet
What type of sports bets can I place in New Hampshire?
- Moneyline: Yes
- Point Spread: Yes
- Parlay: Yes
- Teasers: Yes
- Futures: Yes
- Over/Under: Yes
- Round Robin: Yes
What Sports can I Bet on in New Hampshire?
You can bet on all major sports in New Hampshire, including:
- NFL Football
- NBA Basketball
- MLB Baseball
- College Football
- College Basketball
- NHL Hockey
NB: There are exclusions around betting on local college matchups. Games played in-state or involving NH schools.
Legal Sports Betting near New Hampshire
It’s good that sports betting is legal now in New Hampshire because the options immediately outside the state are pretty thin. In fact non-existent.
Neighboring Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts are all still blacked out as it were.
If you do really want to take in the full casino and sportsbook experience out of state, New Jersey is probably your best shot.
From downtown Manchester, you are around a six-hour drive from the bright lights of Atlantic City. Important to remember though you will need to be 21 to bet there.
If you want to bet mobile in NJ, or in nearby Pennsylvania, you’re able to the moment you cross the state line.
Are Offshore Sportsbooks Legal in New Hampshire?
No, offshore sportsbooks do not operate legally in the United States. They are not licensed to offer bets in any U.S. jurisdiction.
You may not think this is a problem, but if you sign up with an offshore firm there are potential issues down the road.
If you do sign up with an unlicensed offshore sportsbook, you have no consumer protection, nada. So if you want to withdraw your money, and you can’t, what do you do?
Exactly, it’s just not worth the risk. Our advice is to stick with licensed sportsbooks at home.