NH Lottery Expects Players to Place More Than 400,000 Wagers on Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments


Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting New Hampshire players will place nearly half a million combined bets on this year’s NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments, which both began last week. New Hampshire players placed more than 290,000 wagers combined on the two tournaments through Monday, March 25.

The New Hampshire Lottery is projecting New Hampshire players will wager more than $12 million on the Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Tournaments. Customers in New Hampshire placed more than 230,000 wagers on NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Conference Tournaments earlier this month, reflecting a nearly 20% increase in betting volume compared to last year.

“Nothing beats March Madness! With all the buzzer beaters and upsets, I cannot think of a better way for fans to experience the thrill of sports betting than with three weeks of nonstop college hoops action,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery. “The Men’s College Basketball Tournament has historically been our largest sports betting driver each year and the Women’s College Basketball Tournament is building momentum as well. We expect significant betting to continue as the tournaments proceed over the next two weeks. As always, we are especially looking forward to the revenue March Madness sports betting drives for New Hampshire students, teachers and schools.”

UConn, the tournament’s overall number one seed, was the most-bet team by New Hampshire players heading into the tournament, but Tennessee has since surpassed UConn in New Hampshire betting, with Arizona now falling third.

Bet Responsibility – My Stat Sheet

Together, DraftKings and the New Hampshire Lottery take responsible gaming seriously and the state-of-the-art DraftKings app offers consumers many tools to encourage responsible gaming, including limit setting, cooling-off periods, and self-exclusion.

Earlier this month, DraftKings introduced My Stat Sheet, a gaming tool that allows players to assess, track and interact with their personal stats through intuitive charts and information. DraftKings designed the tool to empower players to make informed, data-driven decisions on their own play and enhance DraftKings’ robust responsible gaming program.

Players can view time spent on the platform, deposits, withdrawals, contest involvement, wagers placed, and net win/loss across monthly, yearly, and lifetime views. My Stat Sheet is accessible to all customers, including New Hampshire players, through all DraftKings platforms.

To learn more about My Stat Sheet and DraftKings’ responsible gaming initiatives, please visit dksaferplay.com.

Sports Betting in New Hampshire

In addition to mobile sports betting via the DraftKings Sportsbook app, New Hampshire players can place bets at four retail sportsbook locations: DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook in Seabrook, DraftKings Sportsbook at Gate City Casino in Nashua and DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Manchester and Dover.

Since the New Hampshire Lottery and DraftKings launched mobile sports betting in New Hampshire on December 30, 2019, bettors have wagered more than $2.8 billion. As of February 2024, players have placed more than 17 million wagers totaling more than $513 million this fiscal year.

New Hampshire residents can download the DraftKings Sportsbook app to place wagers through DraftKings, the exclusive digital operator in New Hampshire. Sports fans can place bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook app via iOS and Android or online at Sportsbook.DraftKings.com.

For more information and to download the app, visit: https://nhlottery.com/Sports/Mobile-Internet-Sports-Betting.