iGaming Legislation in New Hampshire

Several of the states in the USA have introduced some type or form of gambling legislation during this past year with topics such as land-based Casino Gaming, Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gaming, and much more.

New Hampshire has joined the list of states that are interested in gambling activities introducing of HB 562. This was introduced recently, an this bill could remove online gaming from a number of illegal gambling activities and allow international operators to be able to offer services in the state.

State House Representatives, Robert Fisher, Nick Zaricki and Eric Schleien, introduced the proposal which was to be heard by the House Ways and Means Committee. Up to now there have been no update on the matter.

The HB 562 is titled ‘Allowing Online Gambling’ and could actually allow online gambling to happen as a legal activity based on the current gambling regulations. Basically, this bill could change how iGaming is interpreted within state law. Should the proposal to be supported by the state legislators then its likely to come into effect on January 1st 2018.

At the current time the state’s gambling facilities are being regulated by the Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission and a portion of the revenues that are created using the facilities go towards charitable organizations.

New Hampshire hasn’t got a full-scale casino yet, but there are advocates who would be happy to see them created. The card rooms such as Roulette and Blackjack are the only gambling facilities available.