The State motto of New Hampshire is ‘Live Free Or Die’. As it turns out, some gambling games are more ‘free’ than others – with some of the most restrictive laws of any State .  There are no casinos, limited poker options and legal wagering on a live racing scene which has stopped running in this State. The silver lining in the gambling cloud is that there has been a flurry of recent legislation, all looking to move forward with oversight and licensing of casinos in this State. This article looks at the New Hampshire gambling laws in detail.

First of all, you will find a brief history of gambling in New Hampshire in quick-fire overview format. After that I have covered all the gambling games, and highlighted the current legal situation with each. Next you’ll find a more detailed section, with quotes from the statute books relating to gambling and a legal timeline of key dates. Finally you will find a summary and a look into possible future scenarios for New Hampshire.

There are two great reasons that New Hampshire is notable from a gambling history perspective. First, they were the first State to legalize a lottery in the modern format (1800’s lotteries were actually raffles) in 1963. This State also hold the accolade of managing to use the charity gambling laws to have as much fun as possible – including poker tournaments at racetracks which no longer hold live races.

The State motto of New Hampshire is ‘Live Free Or Die’. As it turns out, some gambling games are more ‘free’ than others – with some of the most restrictive laws of any State .  There are no casinos, limited poker options and legal wagering on a live racing scene which has stopped running in this State. The silver lining in the gambling cloud is that there has been a flurry of recent legislation, all looking to move forward with oversight and licensing of casinos in this State. This article looks at the New Hampshire gambling laws in detail.

First of all, you will find a brief history of gambling in New Hampshire in quick-fire overview format. After that I have covered all the gambling games, and highlighted the current legal situation with each. Next you’ll find a more detailed section, with quotes from the statute books relating to gambling and a legal timeline of key dates. Finally you will find a summary and a look into possible future scenarios for New Hampshire.

There are two great reasons that New Hampshire is notable from a gambling history perspective. First, they were the first State to legalize a lottery in the modern format (1800’s lotteries were actually raffles) in 1963. This State also hold the accolade of managing to use the charity gambling laws to have as much fun as possible – including poker tournaments at racetracks which no longer hold live races.

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