DraftKings Sees $2.31 Million Wagered on Super Bowl in New Hampshire
NEC member DraftKings saw $2.31 million in bets on the Super Bowl in New Hampshire, continuing the momentum established by the company’s new presence in the Granite State.
DraftKings, which manages the online sports betting program for the game, has been operating in New Hampshire since December 2019. The company’s online service has only been available since that time, when the state legislature legalized mobile sports betting. Although New Hampshire still trails behind other, smaller states (such as Rhode Island, which saw $5.5 million in bets from the Super Bowl) in sports betting, DraftKings has already built a significant base from New Hampshire users. Since its creation, the betting service has attracted 34,800 registered users and $20.8 million in bets. The taxes from these earnings will go toward to the state’s education trust fund, and have already contributed $1.2 million to the fund.
“When we launched sports betting just over a month ago, we were introducing our players to a completely new way to win,” New Hampshire Lottery Commission Executive Director Charlie McIntyre said. “Clearly, it has not taken long for sports fans to embrace the excitement of sports betting here in the Granite State.”
The Council congratulates DraftKings on not only its success since beginning operations, but its work to benefit the larger New Hampshire community. Read more in the Concord Monitor.