It’s now legal for all states to allow sports betting, after a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and it looks as though New Hampshire is likely to go this route.
The N.H. House voted 269 – 82 last month to allow sports gambling on mobile devices and at up to 10 retail locations. HB 480 has its next hearing in the state Senate on April 24.
Opponents worry about encouraging gambling addiction. For supporters, legalizing sports betting means bringing a practice that’s already happening out of the shadows -- where criminal elements operate -- into the regulatory realm.