Voters from nine cities in New Hampshire will have the opportunity to vote on whether to permit retail sportsbooks to operate in their communities at the state’s municipal elections on November 5.
The nine cities that have been put forward as potential locations for retail wagering are the cities of Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester and Somersworth.
Executive director Charlie McIntyre said the New Hampshire Lottery had been working with city leaders and residents to ensure they have all necessary information on the implementation of the state’s sports betting regulations.
“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.”
It comes after Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation into law in July, authorizing the lottery to conduct legal wagering. This allows up to five mobile sports betting operators to launch, and up to ten physical sportsbook locations. The city of Franklin, which held city elections on October 1, has already approved plans to allow an operator to launch a retail sportsbook in the municipality.