Lawmakers are trying to remove the industry from the list of illegal gambling activities in the state.
US.- Three House Representatives introduced a bill that would allow international operators to offer their services to local platers. HB 562 is seeking the decriminalisation of the iGaming industry in New Hampshire.
Robert Fisher, Nick Zaricki and Eric Schleien introduced the bill during the first week of January and they’re supposed to present their arguments in House Ways and Means Committee this week. If HB 562, also known as Allowing Online Gambling, gets passed, it is expected that it would start functioning on January 1, 2018.
New Hampshire is certainly not the first state that tries to legalise the online gaming industry, but there’s a difference with other territories: whilst the others usually work an a regulatory framework where the bill can work, New Hampshire is only seeking a reinterpretation on iGaming under the state law.
Besides online gaming, the state also introduced a daily fantasy sports (DFS) bill earlier this month. HB 580-FN-A is aiming to present the correct definitions of the activity in order to legalise it. Along with HB 562, this bill will also be heard this week.