Mobile and online betting is proving to be a hit in the US state of New Hampshire, as the US betting market continues to expand.
According to figures released this week, betting fans in New Hampshire bet over $3.4 million during the first seven says following the introduction of legal online and mobile betting at the end of December. And six days into January, more than 16,200 people had signed up with the new sportsbook in the state, powered by DraftKings, who have an exclusive contract with the New Hampshire Lottery to provide online and mobile betting in the state.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu took part in an opening ceremony at the end of December, placing a ceremonial bet to launch the era of online betting in the state. Speaking about the early results from the new sector, he said that they showed that the decision to legalise this form of betting activity in the state had been the right one:
“With over $3.44 million already wagered here in the Granite State, and with revenues benefitting our state’s education system, this is already proving to be a big win. The demand is there and New Hampshire is happy to serve as the region’s go-to destination for sports betting.”
The executive director at the New Hampshire Lottery, Charlie McIntyre also expressed his pleasure at the results from the first week of regulated betting. He added that they had also seen a high volume of players from other states signing up for betting accounts in New Hampshire.
The original legislation paving the way for sports betting was signed by Sununu back in July, but although this authorised sports betting at as many as ten retail sites and five mobile bases, New Hampshire has opted for an exclusive contract with DraftKings. The deal sees the betting company give 50% of all betting revenue to the state.