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With DraftKings App, N.H. Will Be 2nd State In New England To Allow Sports Betting

A worker passes logos at the DraftKings sports betting company headquarters in May in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
A worker passes logos at the DraftKings sports betting company headquarters in May in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

New Hampshire will join Rhode Island next week as the second state in New England to allow sports betting.

The betting company DraftKings announced it will launch New Hampshire's mobile betting product ahead of schedule on Dec. 30. In November, Gov. Chris Sununu said the app would likely be operational by January or February.

Anyone physically in New Hampshire who is over the age of 21 and has downloaded the app will be able to place bets on professional sports online.

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission approved a six-year sports-betting contract with DraftKings in November. The company will pay the lottery 51% of gross gaming revenue for mobile and 50% of gross gaming revenue from retail locations.

Rhode Island became the first state in the region to allow sports betting in November 2018. The state launched its mobile betting application in September.

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