DraftKings, after launching DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester alongside the New Hampshire Lottery and South Side Tavern, launched its second retail sportsbook location in The Granite State.
The South Side Tavern sportsbook, praised as being voted “a top bar and restaurant in the state for three years straight,” features betting kiosks, wall-to-wall TVs and seating for groups of all sizes.
Charlie McIntire, New Hampshire Lottery executive director said: “The New Hampshire Lottery is pleased to work with DraftKings and the South Side Tavern to make DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester a reality.
“Already one of New Hampshire’s premier destinations for sports fans, DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester will play a major role in supporting our ongoing efforts to maximize revenue for education in New Hampshire.
“The response to mobile sports betting in New Hampshire speaks for itself and expanding to physical sportsbooks represents the next step for the New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings as we expand this exciting new way to win in the Granite State.”
Recently, the longtime charity gaming site completed a $2.5 m redesign to implement a range of precautionary steps to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
Workers and visitors are expected to wear masks, and workers disinfect gaming machines to provide a healthy and clean environment during the day.
Alex Anagnost, general manager at Granite State Poker, the charitable game operator said: “Creating delightful and memorable experiences at South Side Tavern has been our pleasure, and we were thrilled to work with DraftKings and the New Hampshire Lottery to make DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester a reality.
“We believe the sportsbook will further cement us as a destination location for sports fans in Manchester and the surrounding areas – and we look forward to seeing regular and new faces alike.”
DraftKings, the New Hampshire Lottery’s exclusive sports betting operator, opened last month with the DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook the first sports betting retail location in the State. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 13 September 2020 at DraftKings Sportsbook in Manchester.
Matt Kalish, co-founder and president of DraftKings North America added: “We are proud to reveal DraftKings’ latest collaborative effort with the New Hampshire Lottery – DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester. For the first time in the city, customers will be able to place retail bets on their favourite sports while watching the games in real time.
“Our New Hampshire customers continue to get to know the DraftKings brand, which has a reputation for a world-class and intuitive betting experience.”