New Hampshire sports betting declines in February

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New Hampshire saw an expected month-on-month dip in sports betting handle and revenue after the Super Bowl in January.

US.- Like many other states across the US, New Hampshire’s sports betting handle and revenues dipped in February when compared with January due to the impact of the Super Bowl in the record first month of 2021.

According to figures released by the New Hampshire Lottery, the state generated a sports betting handle of nearly $51m in February, a 14.7 per cent drop from January.

Of the total handle, $8.02m was wagered at land-based casinos while $42.98m was bet using mobile sportsbooks.

The state launched its first retail sportsbook at the Brook casino in Seabrook back in August last year.

The regulator reported revenues of $1.79m, which represents a 57.5 per cent decline from January. Mobile apps generated $1.72m, and retail locations just $65,033.

New Hampshire’s tax revenues declined 59 per cent, from $1.89m in January to $769,387 in February. The state taxes retail sports betting at 50 per cent and online at 50 per cent.

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