The bill involving removing online gambling from the category of illegal gambling activities is awaiting discussion in the Legislative Assembly of the New Hampshire. In the case of the adoption of Bill HB 562, international gambling operators will be able to provide their services to local players. If the bill HB 562 becomes law, international gambling operators will be able to provide their services to local players.
Three House Representatives – Robert Fisher, Nick Zaricki, and Eric Schleien — acted as the authors of the law project. If the bill HB 562 gains support in the Legislative Assembly, it is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2018. The New Hampshire bill only included decriminalization of online gambling in the state legislation. The legal and regulatory framework governing gambling activities remains outside the bill.
Gambling in New Hampshire is regulated by the Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission. Most of the revenues from gambling goes to charity. There are no full-fledged casinos in the state. New Hampshire residents can gamble only at card rooms, which offer popular card and table games, including blackjack and roulette.
As a reminder, besides the legalization of iGambling, New Hampshire is one of the 11 US states, which are lobbying fantasy-sport legalization.