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New Hampshire sports betting handle falls to 11-month low in July


Consumers in New Hampshire wagered $42.7m on sports in July, the lowest monthly figure since August of last year.

July’s handle was 16.4% higher than $36.7m in July 2021 but 20.3% behind the $53.6m bet by players in June this year, according to figures published by the New Hampshire Lottery.

Of this total, $33.1m was wagered online with DraftKings, while the remaining $9.5m was spent at retail sportsbooks across the US state. DraftKings secured exclusive rights to offer sports betting online via the New Hampshire Lottery in November 2019.

In terms of revenue, gross gaming revenue from sports betting in July amounted to $4.5m, which was 45.2% ahead of $3.1m in the same month last year and only 6.3% lower than $4.8m in June 2021, despite the difference in handle.

Some $3.7m of gross gaming revenue was generated online, while $768,211 came from retail sports betting facilities.

The New Hampshire Lottery also reported that the state was able to generate $2.1m in tax from sports betting during the month, $1.8m of which came from online and $345,695 retail.