Voters from nine New Hampshire cities will have the opportunity to vote on whether retail sportsbooks will be allowed to operate in their neighbourhoods at the November 5 municipal elections in the state.
The nine cities suggested as future retail wagering sites were Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Laconia, Hartford, Nashua, Rochester and Somersworth.
Executive director Charlie McIntyre said that the New Hampshire Lottery had been working with city leaders and citizens to ensure that they have all the information needed to implement the sports betting regulations of the state.
“We are pleased to see this response from cities across the state interested in putting this sports betting question before voters,” McIntyre said. “We look forward to continuing to be a resource for community leaders as we launch a successful and responsible sports betting system in New Hampshire.”
This comes after the legislation signed in July by Governor Chris Sununu, allowing the lottery to make legal wagering. This makes it possible to launch up to five mobile sports betting operators and up to ten physical sportsbook sites. Franklin City, which held municipal elections on October 1, has already approved plans to allow an operator to launch a municipal retail sportsbook.