New Hampshire Online Sports Betting 2019
New Hampshire has officially legalized sports betting.
Governor Chris Sununu has signed the sports betting bill into law after members of the New Hampshire House havevoted on the approval of the legislation of the H 480 bill. Several amendments were made to the original bill, which included allowing multiple operators – mobile operators are capped at 5 and land-based operators at 10. NH Sports betting will be regulated by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
This allows a number of sports bookies and betting operators to conduct business in the state. Below we’ll go over some good things in our sports betting guide for you to know about all the latest developments to create legal sports betting in New Hampshire.
Legal Sports Betting in NH
Until now, NH online sports betting was mostly illegal in the state of New Hampshire with the exception of New Hampshire Online Horse Betting and fantasy sports. However, the H 480 bill regulating sports betting has been signed by the governor making sports betting legal in the Granite State.
The house sponsor of the bill, Rep. Timothy Lang, a Republican, had asked the Senate Committee on Ways and Means to make two amendments to the bill that was originally passed by this chamber. The first of the two amendments that Rep. Lang asked for was to remove a cap on land-based casinos and sports bookies (currently set at 10). Secondly, he asked for it to be prohibited for in-game betting to be available at retail locations. In the end, the bill passed with the following conditions: mobile sports betting operators are capped at 5, while retail sportsbooks are capped at 10. This is less than what was expected, but already a good start.
The NH Lottery will create a Division of Sports Wagering and become the regulator of sports betting in the state. The legal gambling age in the state will be of 18 or older. Similarly to other states that have legalized sports betting, wagering on NH collegiate teams and collegiate games taking place in the state will be prohibited.
The sportsbook will have to negotiate their own terms with the New Hampshire Lottery. Remote registrations and online in-play betting will be permitted.
Now, it is only a matter of time before the first sportsbooks launch in the state. The launches are planned for July 2020, but let’s hope there will be some updated beforehand.
You can also read more about NH Casinos and what type of gambling is currently available.
NH Online Sportsbooks
So now that the bill for legal NH Online Sportsbooks is signed, which of the best online sports betting apps are likely to start operating? It is likely that some of the biggest names in legal online sports betting will come to New Hampshire with up to 10 operators expected to create online sports betting apps. For now there are just a couple that are available for horse race betting. Let’s go over a few of those.
The sports operator TVG is one of the best for placing bets on horse racing around. They have been in New Hampshire for a while (where horse race gambling has been legal since 1978), and currently offer new users a $20 free play welcome bonus, as well as offering a 100% match on initial bids up to $100.
BetAmerica is another one of the NH online sportsbooks that currently allow legal online betting for horse racing. They are currently offering new users who create and register an account a welcome bonus of an 100% match on initial deposits up to $100.
Lastly, one of the lesser known, but still very popular betting operators for legal sports betting in New Hampshire is TwinSpires. As with BetAmerica and TVG, TwinSpires only has horse racing available for legal online betting at this moment in time. Their welcome bonus at present is a $100 gift of free money when an initial $500 deposit is made.
NH Online Sports Betting Apps
There are a number of operators who are biding their time waiting for online sports betting goes live in New Hampshire. Once it does, some of the operators who may look to set up legal online casinos and sportsbooks in New Hampshire are Golden Nugget, Caesars, BetStars, playMGM, and more!
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NH Online Fantasy Sports Betting
At present there are a couple operators that provide users with online fantasy sports betting in New Hampshire. Fantasy sports betting has been allowed in New Hampshire since 2017, after the HB 580 law was signed and put into place. This law allowed major daily fantasy sites already in operation the legal clarity and a level of consumer safety and security that did not exist when they were unregulated. In order to bet on fantasy sports in New Hampshire, you have to be at least 18 years of age. Let’s take a quick look at a couple of fantasy betting operators that are currently legal and in operation in New Hampshire:
FanDuel is one of the most popular platforms for people looking for the best online sports betting apps. At present, they are offering new users who create and register an account up to 4 free entries into fantasy sports contests. FanDuel offers users the opportunity to bet on a variety of fantasy sports including basketball, football, soccer, and more!
Another popular platform is DraftKings. They are currently offering new users who sign up and activate an account 1 free contest entry. Similar to FanDuel, you can also bet on a number of different fantasy sports through DraftKings online sports betting platform. Sign up and take advantage of this great welcome offer today!