The following forms of gambling have been allowed in New Hampshire:
Following the deterioration of pari-mutuel betting in 2013, greyhound and live race betting were eventually formally done away with despite being provided for under statute. Regardless, a gamer may still engage in charity betting which is available at select racecourses via broadcast. In July 2019, the state legalized sports betting with massive plans to legalize mobile betting as well. The fiscal note attached to the S 140 bill projects an annual income of $11.25 million in state revenue from legal sports betting. The state legal sports betting is set to launch on January 1 2020. Licenses will be issued through competitive bidding, with the priority being to target those operator that promise to earn the state the maximum returns.
Due to the lack of gambling infrastructure, the state enables select betting on racecourses. The racecourses in New Hampshire serve as a substitute for traditional tribal casinos or modern-day physical casinos, but they lack the completeness punters would expect in a good casino. Gamblers who wish to have the ambience of a true physical casino, must travel to surrounding states which happen to have the infrastructure.
Online Casino Sites
Although online casino gaming is yet to be expressly licensed by the state under the New Hampshire laws, we can hope that the state senate shall pass such regulations by the year 2020
Live and Online Poker
Though legal, live online poker is however limited to select bingo halls and racetracks which offer charitable betting. The charitable betting regulations imposed this restriction. Even so, no prosecutions or arrests have been done for non-compliance with this regulation. As regards online poker, things seem promising, because even though the 2014 bill seeking to sanction online poker was shut down at the state assembly, legislators have renewed their efforts to have it passed and the proscriptions against online poker lifted. The increased changes and the legal liberalism on matters gambling further bolsters this increased optimism.
Lottery and Bingo
Due to the charity gambling laws introduced in New England by New Hampshire, various state games were unveiled, including charity raffle and bingo.