TITLE XXIV
GAMES, AMUSEMENTS, AND ATHLETIC EXHIBITIONS

CHAPTER 287-I
SPORTS BETTING

Section 287-I:1

    287-I:1 Definitions. –
For the purposes of this chapter these words shall have the following meaning:
I. " Agent " means a party who is authorized by contract or agreement with the commission to conduct a sports book.
II. " Authorized sports bettor " means an individual 18 years of age or older who is physically present in the state of New Hampshire when placing a sports wager with the commission or an authorized agent of the commission and is not a prohibited sports bettor.
III. " Collegiate sports event " means a sports or athletic event participated in or offered or sponsored by a public or private institution that offers educational services beyond the secondary level.
IV. " Commission " means the lottery commission.
V. " Director " means the executive director of the lottery commission or designee.
VI. " High school sports event " means a sports or athletic event participated in or offered or sponsored by a public or private institution that offers educational services at the secondary level.
VII. " In-play sports wager " means a sports wager on a sports event after the sports event has begun and before it ends.
VIII. " Mobile sports wagering platform " means the combination of hardware, software, and data networks used to manage, administer, record, and/or control sports wagers.
IX. " Professional sports event " means an event at which 2 or more persons participate in a sports or athletic event and receive compensation in excess of actual expenses for their participation in such event.
X. " Prohibited sports bettor " means:
(a) Any member or employee of the commission and any spouse, child, sibling, or parent residing in the same household as a member or employee of the commission.
(b) Any principal or employee of any agent.
(c) Any contractor of the commission or its agents when such contract relates to the conduct of sports wagering.
(d) Any contractor or employee of an entity that conducts sports wagering in another jurisdiction when the bettor possesses confidential nonpublic information as a result of his or her contract or employment relating to the wager being placed.
(e) Any amateur or professional athlete if the sports wager is based in whole or part on a sport or athletic event overseen by the athlete's governing sports body.
(f) Any sports agent, owner, or employee of a team, player, umpire, referee, coach, union official, or official of a sports governing body if the sports wager is based in whole or part on a sport or athletic event overseen by the governing body which oversees the individual's sport.
(g) Any individual placing a wager as an agent of or proxy for a prohibited sports bettor.
(h) Any person under the age of 18.
XI. " Prohibited sports event " means:
(a) A collegiate sports event in which one of the participants is a collegiate team of a college institution that is primarily located in New Hampshire;
(b) A collegiate sports event that takes place in New Hampshire;
(c) Any high school sports event in any location;
(d) Any amateur sports event where the participants are primarily under the age of 18; provided that "prohibited sports event" does not include the games of a collegiate sports tournament in which a New Hampshire college team participates, nor does it include any games of a collegiate sports tournament that occurs outside New Hampshire even though some of the individual games or events are held in New Hampshire; and provided further that sports wagers are permitted on collegiate sports tournament games in which a New Hampshire college team participates only if the outcome of the wager is based on the outcome of all games within the tournament.
XII. " Sports governing body " means the organization that prescribes final rules and enforces codes of conduct with respect to a sporting event and participants therein.
XIII. " Sports book " means the business of accepting wagers on any sports event by any system or method of wagering.
XIV. " Sports wager " means cash or cash equivalent paid by an individual to participate in sports wagering.
XV. " Sports wagering " means wagering on sporting events or any portion thereof, or on the individual performance statistics of athletes participating in a sports event, or combination of sports events, by any system or method of wagering, including but not limited to in person communication and electronic communication through Internet websites accessed via a mobile device or computer and mobile device applications. The term sports wagering shall include, but not be limited to, single game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under bets, money line bets, pools, exchange wagering, in game wagering, in-play bets, proposition bets, and straight bets.
XVI. " Tier I sports wager " means a sports wager that is placed before the start of the sports event and is determined solely by the final score or final outcome of that single sports event.
XVII. " Tier II sports wager " means an in-play sports wager.
XVIII. " Tier III sports wager " means a sports wager that is neither a tier I or tier II wager.

Source. 2019, 215:1, eff. July 12, 2019.