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NH Towns Approve Sports Betting and Keno

Published Tuesday Mar 17, 2020

NH Towns Approve Sports Betting and Keno

Ten New Hampshire towns voted to permit the operation of physical sportsbook retail locations in their communities during town elections in March.

Belmont, Derry, Hampton, Hinsdale, Hudson, Newmarket, Pelham, Rollinsford, Salem and Seabrook approved physical sportsbook locations. Meanwhile, voters from Candia, Londonderry and Windham voted to allow establishments to offer KENO 603, pending approval through the New Hampshire Lottery’s application process.

“The New Hampshire Lottery appreciates that legislators have given individual communities the ability to vote on sports betting and KENO 603 and we respect this critical process,” says Charlie McIntyre, executive director, New Hampshire Lottery. “With 10 more communities voting to allow sportsbook retail locations within their communities, we can continue to identify potential locations for physical sportsbooks. The voting results will also allow us to continue to expand KENO 603, which is currently offered in more than 200 establishments statewide.”

With voters in Berlin, Claremont, Franklin, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth approving their cities for potential physical sportsbook locations this past fall, a total of 16 communities have approved physical sportsbook locations.

Including last night’s town election results, 89 New Hampshire communities have approved KENO 603 during city elections and town meetings over the past two years.

The New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings launched mobile sports betting on December 30, 2019, and since that time, 40,906 registered users have wagered more than $45.3 million.

KENO 603 has generated nearly $60 million in total sales since inception, including more than $24.3 million in sales during this current fiscal year—which represents 44-percent year-over-year growth. The game continues to drive considerable sales growth as the New Hampshire Lottery recently experienced its biggest week for KENO 603 sales on record, generating $826,000 during the week of February 24.

During each KENO 603 game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes (11:05 AM to 1:00 AM) a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1 to 80 on a television monitor. A player may place a wager from $1 to $25 per game. The more numbers players match, the more they win.

To learn more about KENO 603 and to apply to become a retailer, visit

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