DraftKings has revealed its plans to launch a sportsbook in New Hampshire. According to a report from Casino.org, Draftkings is planning to launch sports betting operations in the state on Dec.30.
The report confirms that the coming Monday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu will be placing the first online bet during a public ceremony in Manchester to celebrate the launch of the DraftKings mobile app in the state.
It is also reported that DraftKings plans to open four brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in the state but when the gambling operator would launch them has not been discussed.
Earlier in the year, New Hampshire legalized sports betting. The sports betting bill was introduced by Rep. Timothy Lang and it was later approved by the lawmakers. The bill also got the approval of Gov. Chris Sununu.
According to the state’s sports betting law betting on all sporting events, including professional sports and also college-level tournaments is allowed. But players are not allowed to place bets on sporting events which sees the participation of New Hampshire schools.
According to the new regulations the state will also have retail betting stores at 10 different locations and mobile betting.
New Hampshire is hoping to generate $7.5 million for the state’s education program in 2021 from a newly regulated sports betting market.
In November, the State Executive Council approved the DraftKings’ sports betting deal with the New Hampshire Lottery.
On approval of sports betting deal Matt Kalish, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder at DraftKings had said: “We look forward to collaborating further with the New Hampshire Lottery to bring the DraftKings experience to sports fans in the Granite State.
“Our best-in-class mobile sportsbook and several retail locations throughout the state are sure to be a hit with all types of customers, as legalized sports betting continues to expand across the country.”