Lucky No. 13: New Hampshire Becomes Newest State To Enact Fantasy Sports Law

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a fantasy sports bill into law on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with lobbying efforts there, making it the 13th state to pass such a law.

It’s the third new state to formally legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports this year.

New Hampshire reaches the finish line

Sununu signed H 580, a source told Legal Sports Report, although the bill does not yet show as enacted. The legislature passed the bill in June.

What’s in the law?

New Hampshire also recently legalized online lottery.

The tally of states with DFS laws

Here is the the list of states that have laws about the fantasy sports industry on the books:

All of those except for Kansas include some sort of regulatory component.

More state DFS laws are on the way

Several more jurisdictions are poised to join the states above in the near future with new fantasy sports laws, including New Jersey, Delaware and Maine.

Pennsylvania is currently considering a gaming package that would also legalize DFS and PA online casinosOhio appears to be a favorite to enact a fantasy sports law this year as well.

Legalization and regulatory efforts in more high-profile states like Texas and Illinois — which both have a murky legal climate for DFS — have proven more elusive.