Seattle Times – The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved a sports-betting contract with DraftKings on Monday, paving the way for the state to become the second in New England to allow wagering on games.
The Executive Council, an advisory body to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, voted Monday to approve the six-year contract to operate sports books in the state with the possibility of two, two-year extensions. DraftKings will pay the lottery 51% of gross gaming revenue for mobile and 50% of gross gaming revenue from retail locations.
The New Hampshire Lottery expects that sports betting on DraftKings mobile app to start in January. Physical locations for sports betting are expected to be up and running by late winter or early spring.
“We moved fast to get this done, and the deal is a win for NH,” Sununu tweeted. “We are partnering with a world-class company to provide a first-rate customer service experience. With today’s vote, everyone will now be able to bet on @TomBrady and the @Patriots in time for this year’s Super Bowl.”
I can’t believe it has taken this long to get gambling approved in New England. New Jersey was the first state on the east (don’t fact check me) and now it’s coming to the land of the degenerates!
Shout out to the residents of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth who voted to permit the operation of a physical sports book in their communities. That means our boy Fournzy was out on the streets just campaigning for signatures to bring a book to his backyard.
Not only will New Hampshire sickos be able to download the DraftKings app but it seems like they are also made the push to oversee their own sports book. Time to save! Dish those dollars on the patriots ML week to week boys, good luck!