The House of Representatives in New Hampshire passed a sports betting bill and sent it to the governor’s desk for final approval.
US.- It took a while, but New Hampshire sports betting may soon be legal. After a piece of legislation went back and forth in both chambers, lawmakers have sent the bill to the governor’s desk.
Governor Chris Sununu – who has already shown support for the bill – will have the final say on the topic. The House voted to accept the Senate’s minor changes to New Hampshire’s sports betting bill. That way, the document only needs a signature before being cleared.
The Senate’s approval
The proposed legislation had recently been approved by the Finance Committee and needed yet another vote on the floor. After the Senate passed it yet again, the decision was up to their peers in the House.
An amendment to the bill covers mobile sports betting in New Hampshire and sets a maximum of five operators. They would be responsible for age verification software to ensure that only players over the age of 18 could gain access. Furthermore, they must cover geolocation software to keep the business within the state.
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission would set wager limits for periodical amounts. It would do so either independently or through an agent. Furthermore, it would select those operators that could turn the most revenue for the state.