Legislation for sports betting in New Hampshire is already on the books. In early 2020, the first apps will go online. You’ll be able to bet on pro sports and international leagues from your Android and Apple mobile devices or desktop from anywhere inside state lines.
Many big-name sportsbook operators will be available in New Hampshire. This page covers the apps. Below you will find information on downloading, registering and navigating the sportsbook apps. You will also find what to expect in terms of betting markets, innovative betting types and bonus offers.
DraftKings is the only operator allowed to offer sports betting in New Hampshire. Fortunately, DraftKings offers a mobile betting app for both iOS and Android.
House Bill 480 was passed in June 2019. It was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu on the July 12. This bill included provision for 10 mobile sportsbooks and five retail sportsbooks. Jurisdiction was given to the NH Lottery Commission to oversee a bidding process for the licenses. These are awarded based on the brands demonstrating the biggest benefits to the state. For retail sportsbooks, individual cities and towns will be able to vote on whether to allow them within their limits.
To legally bet online you need to be 18 or older. You will also need to be physically located inside state lines to deposit or bet. This bill set out responsible gambling guidelines — including a committee to oversee measures to protect residents with gambling problems.
In addition to pro leagues and individual sports, you’ll be able to bet on college sports. There is one important carve out for collegiate action — bets are not allowed if the college games take place inside New Hampshire. This rule has already been implemented in other regulated states.
Gambling wins are taxable in New Hampshire. In addition to the revenues from turnover at the mobile sportsbooks, state coffers will benefit from big wins via individual tax returns.
Some other states have included casino and poker games in their gambling expansion. This is not the case in New Hampshire — with only sports betting included in the current bill. The legislation was passed by a significant majority.
Many of the biggest names in mobile sports betting are expected to bid on licenses to operate in New Hampshire. These include brands that have expanded from —, big sports media brands — along with the best-known international gaming companies.
Below is a summary of the sports betting apps expected in NH in 2020:
The 5 operators below have already expressed an interest in bidding for licenses. It is expected that other big names such as FOX Bet and theScore may join them.
Online sportsbooks can be accessed in two ways. Websites allow you to deposit, bet and follow the action without the need for a download. These will adjust automatically to your device. They work like apps on mobile phones — though for the smoothest functionality, most bettors prefer to download apps.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, then you’ll be directed to the App Store for your download. Android phones and tablets need to get the apps from the sports betting brands, as Google restricts betting apps from its “Play” store. You will often need to allow downloads from an “unknown source” to complete installation.
Apps have the full functionality of the websites. They allow you to register, deposit and manage your account — as well as the all-important betting.
Registering is simple. You’ll need your email address, last 4 digits of your Social Security number and basic personal information to get started. There is no need to send in ID verification unless your account gets flagged for a security check. You do not need to be a permanent resident of NH to register, but you will only be able to deposit and bet from within state lines.
Each brand does things slightly differently in terms of design, navigation and features. Overall, you’ll find these apps are more similar than they are different. Navigation can be via menus (usually hidden behind the three horizontal line ‘burger’ icons) or icons showing balls.
Here are the main areas you’ll find in all sports betting apps:
By taking advantage of free bets, enhanced odds, matched welcome offers and no-lose bets, you can get your betting bankroll off to the best possible start. When it comes to the longer term, the loyalty schemes and regular incentives become important.
With the launch of online sports betting in New Hampshire in early 2020, there will be fierce competition between the betting brands for your attention. This will be an excellent time to take advantage of their bonus offers.
Here are some of the welcome bonuses worth taking advantage of:
Ongoing rewards are even more important than the welcome offers in the long run. If you find a sports betting app you enjoy using, then the rewards could be making a difference to your bankroll for many years to come.
Promotions are more varied than the welcome bonuses. These often focus on big events or the biggest matches on a weekend. Other promotions involve collecting points or getting extra benefits for interacting with a brand on social media.
Here are some of the promotions to expect when sports betting apps go live in the Granite State:
There will be some differences in the range of international and niche sports betting markets between the apps, although they share an in-depth coverage of the pro leagues. As noted above, there are restrictions on collegiate sports that occur within state lines. You will be able to bet on college action happening outside of New Hampshire.
Betting markets on NH sports betting apps will change with the in-season sports. Here are the most popular:
Outside of the main leagues, coverage varies depending on the book. You can find markets for rugby, cricket, Aussie rules, snooker and cycling.
Mobile sports betting allows for wagers that would not be possible in a retail book. Live betting is popular in other states. This allows you to bet on matches that are already underway.
This format relies on a live feed. You’ll see the betting lines update in real time based on the on-field action. You can watch a match, and place bets via the apps as the action unfolds. Sports with regular pauses in the action (NFL, MLB) work well with this format, but you’ll find it available for all the major sporting markets.
Some NH sportsbook apps will also offer cash-out (or early redemption) betting. This allows you to cash in wagers before the match(es) involved are completed. You will be offered a price for your redemption based on the results so far or changes to lines involved.
You’ll be able to place a full range of wagers on sports betting apps. These include props (sport-specific player/period bets), money lines and totals. If the returns from betting singles seem small, there are many opportunities to place multiple bets, including parlays and teasers.
This list covers the types of bet that are available on most sports:
Before you can place a wager, you’ll need to fund your betting account. You can do this using the cashier on the betting apps — no need to wait for access to a desktop. Depositing and withdrawing are very easy, with many of the payment options the same ones you’d use for making online purchases from Amazon or eBay.
Until licenses are awarded, the overlaps between the five retail sportsbooks and 10 online books remain unclear. This will affect your opportunities to deposit in person at the retail sportsbooks.
When it comes to online sports betting, you’ll be able to choose from the following deposit methods:
When it comes to cashing out your winnings, the sportsbooks will default to the same method you deposited with where possible. If no other method works for you, paper checks can be mailed to your home address by some books.
Mobile sports betting will give New Hampshire residents the opportunity to bet around the clock from anywhere within state lines. This means including protection for the small percentage of people who develop gambling problems is important. Apps in other states offer a full set of tools to manage your account. These include the ability to set bet size and deposit limits, take time away from the apps, or even to self-exclude for longer periods.
For bettors unsure whether their gambling is problematic, self-assessment questionnaires can be useful. These take you through a set of questions about the effects of gambling on yourself and your family. If issues are highlighted, you’ll be able to seek help from national and local organizations listed on the sportsbook’s responsible gaming page.
You’ll find a lot of information on New Hampshire sportsbooks on this page. There are detailed reviews, and guides focused on taxes, sportsbook bonuses and different devices. Should you need more help with an individual sports betting app, then there are several ways to get in touch.
FAQ sections on the apps will cover the basics of bonuses, geolocation and deposits — as well as providing information on all the different types of bets available at that site. This is usually the quickest and easiest way to get the assistance you need.
The second fastest way to get help is to use the live chat icon you’ll find on most apps. This puts you directly in touch with an agent. Phone assistance is available at most major sports betting brands. You can also use email — which is useful for non-urgent/out-of-hours support.
Online sports betting via websites and apps is expected to launch in New Hampshire in time for the 2020 Super Bowl. With many of the biggest and best brands already lining up to enter the bidding process, residents of the Granite State will have plenty of options. There is sure to be fierce competition between the brands when they start accepting wagers. This makes it a great time to take advantage of bonuses such as free bets and matched deposit offers.
Long term, it is the lines, innovative betting formats such as live betting, range of markets and ongoing promotions that will separate the best sportsbooks from the pack. You’ll be able to bet on much more than the major leagues via these apps, with college and pro sports covered in-depth, plus plenty of international action available.