NH Mobile Betting Apps & Launch Date
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.
Are New Hampshire sports betting apps legal?
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.
New Hampshire sports betting apps: Brands
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.
- DraftKings: This site got started as a daily fantasy sports (DFS) provider. It runs full sportsbooks in other states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- FanDuel: This brand is owned by betting giant Flutter Entertainment (formerly Paddy Power Betfair). It also started as a DFS site, before moving into full sports betting.
- William Hill: Decades of experience internationally and running live books in Nevada and newly regulated states will mean “Will Hill” can hit the ground running in New Hampshire.
- BetMGM: This big casino operator has partnered with Bwin.Party in other states, leveraging its big-name casino properties. With no NH live casino, we will need to wait and see what the sportsbook product looks like.
- BetAmerica: This site has expanded from horse racing betting to a full sportsbook. It operates throughout the country (via Pari-Mutuel betting pools) and has already created a full sportsbook in other regulated states.
How to download and register with sports betting apps
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.
Getting around sports betting apps
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:
- Home Screen: Here you’ll find a log-in/registration button, the latest promotions and a list of links or icons (ball icons are popular) taking you to the action for individual sports.
- Account: Your personal information, progress towards clearing any bonuses, often access to your betting history, plus tools to manage betting/deposit limits.
- Cashier: This is where you can deposit and withdraw your winnings.
- Bonuses/Promotions: It is worth checking back to the bonuses page regularly. You’ll find enhanced odds, bet insurance, reload bonuses and more here.
- List of Sports/Matches: The main view will feature today’s matches, with the biggest pro leagues featured (along with live betting). You’ll find further navigation options for minor leagues, college action or futures bets, depending on which sport you pick. At the match level you’ll find the betting odds; click on these to add them to your bet slip.
- Bet Slip/History: Once you have been through the day’s action and selected bets, head to your bet slip to organize them into singles and parlays, and set the amount to bet.
- Responsible Gaming: Here you will find self-assessment questions, links to help organizations, and tools to help you manage your betting.
NH sports betting apps: Bonuses and promotions
By taking advantage of bonus 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:
- Bonus Bets: Some apps will offer small bets with no deposit needed simply for signing up. These give you a chance to check out different apps. Expect bets in the $20 range. Some apps will require additional play-through.
- Matched Welcome Bonuses: 100% matched bonuses based on your first deposit are the go-to welcome offer for many sports betting apps. The best of these deals have no additional wagering requirements after your initial bet.
- No-Lose First Bet: An alternative welcome bonus refunds your stake if your first bet loses. This gives bettors an opportunity to go for a big win — with the risk removed. The best of these deals return your bet in cash (other apps return your stake as a bonus bet).
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:
- Enhanced Odds
- Insurance (Parlays/Overtime)
- Reload Bonuses
- Point Collection Schemes
- Picks Contests
- Social Media Promotions
New Hampshire betting apps: Betting markets
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:
- Football: While the biggest draw is naturally the NFL, there is plenty more action via the NCAA. Preseason and Super Bowl betting see football take center stage with a huge range of bets and promotions.
- Basketball: You’ll find markets covering the NBA, NCAA and EuroLeague on New Hampshire sports betting apps.
- Baseball: The huge number of fixtures and multiple ways to bet combine to keep MLB markets active. You will find markets for international baseball fixtures and World Series betting available too.
- Hockey: NFL bets take center stage. When the playoffs and Stanley Cup betting come around, you’ll find a lot of hockey betting action.
- Soccer: Betting markets for soccer cover MLS and international fixtures. You’ll be able to bet on the English Premiership, Champions League, European leagues, World Cup and (depending on the app) major and minor leagues from countries around the world.
- Golf: Betting is available on US and European tours. When the Ryder Cup and Masters come around, you can expect a frenzy of betting.
- Tennis: While most people are familiar with the majors, there are tennis tournaments around the world almost every week.
- Auto Sports: NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula 1 betting markets are available on most sports betting apps.
- Fighting Sports: MMA is a big draw, with UFC the most popular. You can also bet on boxing fixtures.
Outside of the main leagues, coverage varies depending on the book. You can find markets for rugby, cricket, Aussie rules, snooker and cycling.
Live betting on NH sports betting apps
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.
Regular types of betting
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:
- Money Line
- Round Robins
Using the cashier: Depositing at New Hampshire sports betting apps
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:
- Visa/MasterCard: Your regular bank cards (credit or debit) are the quickest and easiest way to get money on board. Simply type in the long number, expiration date and CVV (security number).
- Prepaid Debit Card: In states that are already live with regulated sports betting, bigger brands offer their own prepaid debit cards. You apply separately, then fund your branded card via your bank (or credit card). You can then use it for deposits and withdrawals — or spend the balance.
- PayPal/Skrill/Neteller: These “electronic wallets” all work in similar ways. You create an account, which you fund via your bank. You can then deposit and withdraw from sportsbooks without needing to part with your banking or card details. These services charge users small fees.
- Bank Transfer: eCheck transfers are a popular way to fund sportsbook apps. You might also find this referred to as “ACH Transfer.” After third-party verification this is an instant way of funding your sports betting account, and also works for withdrawals.
- Bill Pay: If you bank with a major/national bank, you’ll be able to deposit via Bill Pay. This involves funding your sports betting account using the same system used for paying utility bills.
- Bank Wire: Higher fees make bank wires noncompetitive for smaller deposits. If you are depositing very large sums, then the legacy banking option can still be used.
- Cash: Depending on the overlap between retail and online sportsbook brands, you might be able to deposit in person. Cash can also be used via PayNearMe — a service provided at the cashiers at 7-Eleven stores.
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.
Responsible gaming at NH sports betting apps
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.
New Hampshire sportsbooks: Help and further information
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.
Wrapping up: Mobile betting is here to stay in NH
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 bonus 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.