DraftKings in pole position for NH sports betting launch
DraftKings looks set to be awarded licences for retail and mobile sports betting in New Hampshire, after the operator’s proposals for each channel scored highest in the state’s licence tender.
The request for proposals (RFP) issued by the New Hampshire Lottery in August received 13 submissions for mobile wagering contracts, six for retail sportsbooks and four to run betting on behalf of the lottery.
DraftKings, which has partnered Crown Gaming for its bid, was ranked above all others for mobile and retail, and second for its lottery proposal behind Intralot. The lottery will now enter into final negations with the two businesses, and according to the RFP final contrast could be signed by November 20.
DraftKings has proposed a revenue share agreement with the state that declines based on how many other operators are permitted to enter the market.
Intralot, meanwhile, has secured the right to negotiate a deal to power betting for the lottery with a proposal to hand over 19.25% of wagering GGR to the state.