In December, New Hampshire’s sports betting handle set a new state high, while month-on-month sales were down.
In December 2020, the state wagered $51.6 m on sports activities, an 11 percent rise from the $46.5 m handle seen in November.
Online sportsbooks, which accounted for $ 43.7m, took the overwhelming majority of bets. At $8m, retail sportsbooks trailed.
In December, despite a larger handle, sales decreased marginally from those published in November. In the final month of 2020, gross gaming sales amounted to $4.5m, compared with $4.8m the month before.
The state raised $2.7m from operators in sports betting taxes.
In October, Daniel Maloney was named by the New Hampshire Lottery (NHL) as its first director of sports betting, filling a vacancy created when sports betting was legalised in the state in 2019.
In the meantime, the appeals court ruled in favour of the NHL, which filed a case against the DOJ’s view that only sporting activities are protected by the Wire Act, paving the way for gambling expansion.