State Gov. Chris Sununu recently signed bill HB 480-FN, which means you can bet on pro and college sports at retail and online sportsbooks in New Hampshire.
A quick look at the sports betting brands lining up in New Hampshire shows that mobile sports betting on your Android device will be a major part of this rollout.
There is more to Android-based sportsbooks in New Hampshire than just the convenience.
New forms of betting, including in-play wagering, become possible via your smartphone. Sports betting apps give you access to the cashier, promotions and all the betting markets. There isn’t any need to use a desktop computer to set up or manage your account.
Here, we cover the brands, the new ways to bet, and how to move your money on and off sportsbooks in NH. You will also find a FAQ section covering the legal aspects of sports betting from your smartphone in the Granite State.
Five of the biggest sports betting brands showed interest in getting a license to operate in New Hampshire. Only one was able to get the stamp of approval from the New Hampshire Lottery, and that’s DraftKings.
The good news is that DraftKings will be accessible via your Android device. In the unlikely event of individual apps not being available, you can access them via your phone’s browser instead.
Google doesn’t allow betting apps in the Google Play Store; you won’t find them in any state (this is not specific to New Hampshire).
So, this means that you’ll need to download the apps directly from the NH sportsbook sites.
You must click “OK” when you get messages about downloading from an unknown source. With some custom versions of Android, you might also need to go to your settings to allow downloads from sites outside of the app store.
Getting apps this way is perfectly safe. You simply access the website (check that this is secure) of the book from your phone, and you’ll be able to click a download button from there.
If you prefer not to download these apps, you can still use the sportsbooks from your phone. Their websites will respond automatically to your screen size. Navigating around will be faster once you download an app, although you can access all the areas of the site explained below via your web browser.
Registering collects your basic data, verifies your email address and checks your age using the last four digits of your Social Security number.
While the exact order that this is collected will vary from book to book, the result is the same.
You need to be 18 or older to bet at an NH sportsbook and inside state lines; you don’t need to be a permanent resident. Still, geolocation software will prevent you from registering, depositing and betting unless the book verifies that you are inside NH state lines.
Here is the information you’ll need to provide:
Backup documents aren’t necessary unless the book flags your account for a security check. You’ll only be able to register one account per household at most sportsbooks.
After downloading and registering, you’ll almost be ready to bet.
The final step is to get cash on board for betting. Claiming a bonus is an essential part of this; we explain in the section below.
You can deposit via your Android device quickly and easily. However, which deposit method you choose is a personal preference. Many people are comfortable using their credit cards for online purchases. Others prefer third-party systems for added peace of mind.
Here are the ways you’ll be able to fund your betting account:
Withdrawing is quick and easy.
ACH transfers, e-wallets and paper checks are options as well. Usually, there is a short delay of roughly 48 hours while the sportsbook verifies your withdrawal request.
The law carved out 10 licenses for retail sportsbooks and five online operators. In November, DraftKings won a bid to become the sole online operator for sports betting in the state.
Once DraftKings Sportsbook goes online, you’ll be in a position to take advantage of free bet offers, deposit bonuses, no-lose first bets and plenty of enhanced odds promos.
Here are some of the different bonuses to look out for:
Before you know it, you’ll be whizzing through the menus, populating your bet slip and placing various types of wagers easily.
The first couple of times, though, you might need some guidance.
It can involve finding the right game, combing through the different wagers and verifying that everything is correct before you hit that “Place Bet” button.
Most books will have the major sports listed on their home screens, often using icons featuring balls or other sports equipment.
After choosing one, the next pro league games start to appear. Options for college leagues and (depending on the sport) international action also appear.
Bets covered for each match at this point are the moneyline, totals and spreads.
To find more bets, you’ll need to click a link for the individual game. You’ll now see pro bets, period bets and any specials relating to your sport. Sometimes this is a long list, which requires you to open sections for the various types of wagers.
When you find the bet you are interested in, tap in to add it to your bet slip. However, this is not the final step in the process. You can add multiple bets like this, then access your bet slip for the final step.
If you have added many bets, you’ll need to decide whether to join them into multiple bets (parlays, teasers, round robins) or bet singles. If you change your mind, then removing a wager from your betting slip in an Android app is as simple as clicking the “X.”
The final step is to add the amount you want to bet (this shows the potential win in many Android-based sportsbooks) and click the “Place Bet” button.
Sports betting on your Android phone is not an extra for New Hampshire books. Technology has improved to the point where these brands will provide mobile-first options, then offering a desktop computer version for those who prefer it.
Betting on your mobile phone is more than convenient; it allows for new types of betting, with in-play wagering hugely popular around the world.
You’ll be able to use the cashier, manage your account and place those all-important wagers directly through your Android phone.
With fierce competition between the brands, you are in a great position to take advantage of multiple bonus offers.
These include free bets, no-risk wagers and matched deposit offers to get you started. It is worth comparing the books’ ongoing promotions, too.
Yes. Bill H480 was signed by Governor Chris Sununu on the 12th July 2019. This made both retail and mobile sports betting legal – placing them under the jurisdiction of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. In total, 10 mobile and 5 retail sports betting licenses were awarded, via a bidding process, in January 2020.
To legally bet online you’ll need to be 18+, and physically within the state lines of New Hampshire. You don’t need to be a permanent resident.
While most sports are covered by this law, you can only bet on college matches which take place outside of New Hampshire.
No, geolocation technology will prevent bets or deposits if you are outside of New Hampshire. This works by requiring positive verification of your location. If there is any doubt (via IP/mobile location data or Wi-Fi), then you will not be able to bet. Using a VPN or proxy server will not allow you to bet.
If you are located close to state lines and have problems with false-negatives, you can get in touch with the support team at your sportsbook.
Major sports at NH books include all the pro and college leagues covering football, basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer. There are also wagers for golf, tennis, MMA, boxing, NASCAR, Formula 1, rugby, cricket and more.
Not only is there a long list of sports, but the depth of coverage will also impress those new to online sports betting. While the focus is naturally on the pro leagues, there are fixtures in minor leagues, college leagues and from countries all around the world. So, this includes a range of bets for events such as March Madness and the playoffs for various sports.
You can take maximum advantage of Android betting apps by betting on games that are already underway. Depending on the sportsbook, this is called live betting or in-play betting.
The idea is that the odds of various bets change as the action unfolds on the field. You can bet at any point, so if you already have a wager on the event, you can use live betting to double-down, or lock in some profits. This format is hugely popular.
At some sportsbooks, you will also find cash-out betting where you can redeem any wager before or during a game. The book will name a price, and you choose whether to accept it.
In addition to the new live betting and cash-out options, you’ll find a lot of regular bet types. These can be divided into single match bets and multiples. Props and period bets are also possible; these are often specific to individual sports. Another factor is the time period of your wager: You can make season-long futures bets or on a game that is about to happen.
Single Match Bets
Multiple Match Bets
No, bill HB 480-FN only regulated sports betting. Your only legal option for online poker or casino games are sweepstakes casinos.
These sites work on your browser window. You can play slots and limited casino games for “sweeps coins,” which you can redeem for dollars and withdraw to your bank.