The New Hampshire Lottery revealed this week that it has received 13 proposals from potential vendors and retailers looking to offer sports betting in the Granite State. A request for proposals (RFP) was issued by the Lottery on August 7 this year.
State Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July authorizing the New Hampshire Lottery to conduct sports betting, which will be allowed through up to 10 physical sports book locations, and five online sports books. To view the RFP, visit: RFP LOT 2020-01 – Sports Wagering System and Services.
The New Hampshire Lottery expects to approve final contracts by the end of November 2019 and aims to launch sports betting by early 2020. However, given the confidential nature of the RFP process, it is unable to expand upon the details contained in the proposals..
Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre explained: “We are pleased and encouraged at both the robust number of responses and the overall quality of proposals. 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.”
New Hampshire’s sports betting legislation creates a Division of Sports Wagering within the state to oversee sports wagering. The legislation prohibits any wagering on the state’s college teams or any college games taking place there.