DraftKings has expanded on its existing presence in New Hampshire by extending its partnership with the Filotimo Casino & Restaurant chain and the New Hampshire Lottery to open the third retail sportsbook in the state.
The new sportsbook was opened at the Filotimo Casino & Restaurant in the town of Rollinsford, NH. The actual property is shared between the city of Dover and the town of Rollinsford, but is physically located in Rollinsford.
The Dover sportsbook will be the third retail sportsbook in the state operated by DraftKings, after opening one in Seabrook, NH, in August 2020 and another in Manchester, NH, in September 2020. Both are located at Filotimo Casino & Restaurants.
The sportsbook in Dover was created to be very customer-friendly, with multiple betting kiosks. It also includes 11 televisions showing sporting events and a sports bar serving food and beverages to create a complete experience.
Along with the sports betting part, the facility also offers games of chance, bingo, an arcade and a bowling alley, with the option for players to participate in charity games whose proceeds go to various charitable causes.
“Sports betting has been a success in New Hampshire since launching nearly two years ago and we are pleased to continue working with DraftKings and Filotimo Casino & Restaurant to expand sports betting opportunities for our players,” said Charlie McIntyre, executive director for the New Hampshire Lottery.
“The new DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover will further cement New Hampshire as the premier sports betting destination in the northeast, and we know this location will continue to make a major positive impact on our ongoing efforts to maximize revenue for our schools here in New Hampshire.”
DraftKings expansion in NH continues
Back in 2019, DraftKings entered an agreement with the New Hampshire Lottery to become their exclusive sports betting provider. The operator launched their mobile betting product in the state with great success, with more than 16 million bets placed to date for more than $660 million in total.
The sportsbook has continued its growth in both the mobile and retail sectors. The launch of the three retail sportsbooks over the last 15 months shows a serious commitment to the project.
The DraftKings mobile sportsbook is available to New Hampshire players who use iOS and Android powered devices, while retail betting is now available on three separate locations, for plenty of options.
Throughout their operation in the state, DraftKings have also remained dedicated to promoting responsible and safe gambling, as well as giving away significant amounts of money to various charities through their S.E.R.V.E.S. initiative.
The expansion into retail sports betting has been with the help of the local Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, whose owner previously owned the South Side Tavern in Manchester, at the site of one of the new sportsbooks.
“Our latest collaborative effort with the New Hampshire Lottery and our friends at Filotimo Casino & Restaurant will provide customers with a premier skin-in-the-game viewership experience in the Live Free or Die State,” said Michael Kibort, senior director of retail sportsbook for DraftKings.
“As legalized sports betting continues to gain steam both in New Hampshire and across the country, DraftKings is proud to be a brand consumers know and trust, and we remain excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we expand digital sports entertainment in New Hampshire.”