The New Hampshire Lottery received 13 proposals from potential vendors and retailers looking to offer sports betting in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Lottery issued a request for proposals (RFP) for implementing sports betting in New Hampshire on August 7. Responses were due September 20.
Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July authorizing the New Hampshire Lottery to conduct sports betting, which will be allowed through as many as 10 physical sports book locations, and as many as five online sports books. To view the RFP, visit: RFP LOT 2020-01 – Sports Wagering System and Services.
“We are pleased and encouraged at both the robust number of responses and the overall quality of proposals,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “As the critical next step in the process, we look forward to reviewing each response carefully and thoroughly to ensure we can ultimately make the right decisions in launching a sports betting system that engages and protects players, while also driving crucial revenue for education in the Granite State.”
The New Hampshire Lottery expects to approve final contracts by the end of November 2019 and aims to launch sports betting by early 2020.
Given the confidential nature of the RFP process, the New Hampshire Lottery is unable to release any further information at this time.
The sports betting legislation creates a Division of Sports Wagering within the New Hampshire Lottery to oversee sports betting. The legislation prohibits any wagering on New Hampshire college teams or any college games taking place in the Granite State. Players must be 18 years of age or older to make wagers.