MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (WBZ NewsRadio) — Residents in New Hampshire can participate in mobile sports betting as soon as January.
DraftKings, a popular sports betting company, has begun contract negotiations with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. This follows Governor Chris Sununu signing off on legislation that legalized mobile sports betting this past July.
DraftKings is one of thirteen companies who submitted offers, according to the Union Leader, and will be the exclusive mobile provider to the state. They won this deal by offering New Hampshire 51 percent of gross gaming revenues. They would have lowered that to 21 percent if the state made a deal that wasn't exclusive to them.
"I think it would be good, I mean, it would probably bring a lot of money into the state," J.D., of Manchester, said. "On top of that, most other states are doing it now."
The new year is a prominent time to bet with the NFL playoffs start.
"People are going to gamble anyways, it's just when people get addicted to it, [that's when] you have a bigger problem," one resident said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports