New Hampshire Online Sports Betting

New Hampshire Gambling Laws

In direct opposition to the state motto of ‘Live Free or Die’, New Hampshire bans many forms of gambling (including most real money casino games, and land-based and online sports betting), however, recent legislative efforts reveal that the state’s lawmakers maybe going through a period of change. New Hampshire allows for Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), online horse racing betting and interestingly, the sale of online lottery tickets in what was the first state lottery introduced in the United States.

Land-based casino gambling is almost non-existent in New Hampshire. A fewde facto casinos are given permission to operate in so long as they donate part of their proceeds to charity. High-limit Las Vegas style action is generally not available and traditional commercial casinos are not present today in New Hampshire today.

Legality of Sports Betting VS Gambling

New Hampshireoffersits visitors and residents legal DFS competitions, horse racing betting (online and land-based), a state lottery (again, land-based plus online), poker (online and live), limited land-based casinos and charitable gambling.

Sports & Gambling Type Legal Land-Based Legal Online
Sports Betting No No
Limited Casino Games Yes No
Fantasy Sports (DFS) N/A Yes
eSports No No
Poker Yes No
Horse Racing Yes Yes
Lottery Yes Yes
Charitable Gambling Yes No

New Hampshire Sports Betting Tax Rates

A flat gambling tax of 10% on all winnings has been effective in New Hampshire since 2010.

Large gambling wins over $600 in the state of New Hampshiremay possibly attract an additional Federal Tax.

Contact your tax attorney to assess your potential Federal tax liability if you have a big win in New Hampshire.

Sports betting Age VS Gambling Age in New Hampshire

New Hampshire adopts a 21 years-of-age age limit on legal horse racing betting and casino play, whilst all other forms of legal gambling have an 18 years-of-age legal limit.

Sports & Gambling Type Age
Sports Betting N/A
DFS 18
Casinos 21
Horse Racing 21
Lottery 18
Charitable Gambling 18

Betting on Sports in New Hampshire

Gambling on sports is as yet, not fully available in New Hampshire, although we are anticipating the state’s legislators may decide to allow some form of legalized sports betting in New Hampshire potentially in spring legislative session of 2019.

Looking at the current situation in New Hampshire and gazing into our crystal ball, it appears that sports betting, if legalized may find its way initially onto the state’s race tracks, New Hampshire poker rooms and perhaps even charitable venues to begin with as New Hampshire does not currently have legalized land-based casino establishments.

New HampshireOnline Sports Betting Laws

For the time being, it appears that online sports books may struggle to find a foothold in New Hampshire. If there is a space for online sportsbooks in New Hampshire, it maybe in coexistence with the state’s online horse betting industry.

All states are evolving differently in the way that they are approaching the introduction of legalized online sports books and adopting new legal sports betting laws, so continue to watch this space for details as they develop.

Online Fantasy Sports in New Hampshire

From its inception until the present day, Daily Fantasy Sports betting has long been exempted from US Federal legislation as it is deemed to be a contest of skill, rather than one of random chance.

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) are permitted in New Hampshire even though the legal status of the games has never been affirmed in the positive by any state legislation.

There is currently no legal impediment to DFS players who want to take part in contests in New Hampshire, despite there being no law administering this betting type on the books all major DFS operators all accept players from New Hampshire.

Esports Online Betting Laws

In 2018, the U.S. Federal Supreme Court decided it was up to the states to determine their own legal status of gambling, changing the landscape of gambling and sports betting across the United States. In the very near future, eSports betting may very well lead the way as it has done in some other U.S. states as the sport that leads the way for other legal sports betting to follow, across the state of New Hampshire.

The eSports Betting Phenomenon

In a very short period of time, eSports has efficiently and effectively transformed highest-level of video game play into a full-time professional sport. The best players have already signed multi-million-dollar contracts with huge budget professional teams. Rather than being an individual sport, eSports are mostly played in the team format in tournament play. However, the top individual eSports athletes have developed massive followings worldwide and their contrasting styles of play are loved by their fans the world over.

The electronic games themselves are roughly equivalent to different sports types. For example, in eSports, the games Overwatch, League of Legends and Dota 2 are equivalent to, say, NBA, NFL and MLB. eSports is the overall concept, while the different electronic game types are equivalent to the different types of sports.

Betting on eSports is now big business. Global sportsbooks offer a range of betting markets across all the major eSports tournaments and formats, and the worldwide amounts bet on eSports are growing prodigiously each year.

eSports is the highest-level competition in gaming today, with millions of fanatical fans across the globe, and the best players in the world taking part and this year the revenue of the industry is expected to top the $100 billion mark.

Who Knows? Your first visit to a legal New Hampshire sportsbook may be to place a wager on eSports.

Horse Racing in New Hampshire

Horse Racing Betting is legal in all its forms (off-track betting, course/track side and online betting) for all residents of the state of New Hampshire (over the age of 21).

Whilst the states’ tracks all closed down for good in 2012, it is still possible to wager on simulcast races from the tracks and play bingo and other style charity gambling games.

Trackside Betting

New Hampshire is home to several former live racing venues that still accept wagers on simulcast horse races.

Off Track Betting (OTB) in New Hampshire

The former live racing venues in New Hampshire effectively function in New Hampshire as the states’ official OTB agencies.

Online Horse Racing in New Hampshire

All major horse racing online betting sites all accept customers over the age of 21 from New Hampshire and offer wagering on races throughout the U.S.A, and horse race betting on a global scale on races all around the world are all currently available.

Visit our page on New Hampshire’s online gambling laws  for more information on the states online casinos

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