Mobile sports betting to begin in New Hampshire next week

December 24, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will join Rhode Island next week as the second state in New England to allow sports betting.

The betting company DraftKings announced it will launch New Hampshire’s mobile betting product ahead of schedule on Dec. 30. In November, Gov. Chris Sununu said the app would likely be operational by January or February.

Anyone physically in New Hampshire who is over the age of 21 and has downloaded the app will be able to place bets on professional sports online.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved a six-year sports-betting contract with DraftKings in November. The company will pay the lottery 51% of gross gaming revenue for mobile and 50% of gross gaming revenue from retail locations.

Rhode Island became the first state in the region to allow sports betting in November 2018. The state launched its mobile betting application in September.