Licensing Unit

To offer gaming in New Hampshire, an operator must first obtain proper licensure.

Meet the Licensing Team

What We Do

An individual or entity must obtain a license or register with the NH Lottery’s Investigation & Compliance Division prior to operating certain gaming within the State of New Hampshire. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that those involved with the gaming industry in New Hampshire meet the statutory requirements of good character, honesty, and integrity.

The following games require licensure with our office:

colorful balls with numbers on them that are used for bingoBingo is a game in which prizes are awarded on the basis of bingo numbers being randomly drawn from a receptacle. Players mark off bingo card numbers and attempt to match a previously announced pattern. While the basics of a bingo game are universal, there are many different types of patterns that can be used to add excitement to the bingo event. Bingo is used to benefit charitable organizations in NH, click the blue bar below to learn more about bingo.


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colorful balls with numbers on them that are used for bingoFantasy Sports are online prediction games where you put together a virtual team of real sports players. You earn points based on real life statistics that are converted into fantasy points. The better your player performs in real life, the higher your fantasy points. To learn more about becoming a registered "Fantasy Sports Contest Operator", click the blue bar below.


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5 cards laid out and 3 stacks of red, blue and black poker chipsA game of chance by definition is any type of game wherein the outcome is determined by statistical odds, including but not limited to, casino table games, poker, dice games, and wheel games among others. These game are entertaining and are a great way to switch off and relax. Games of chance are used to benefit charitable organizations in NH, click the blue bar below to learn more about games of chance.


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brightly colored machines with chairs, majority of the photo is purpleHistorical Horse Racing (HHR) games are a competitive substitute for traditional games. The major difference that sets HHR apart from traditional games is the results of these games are not random. HHR is a true pari-mutuel wagering system that is delivered to the customer in an entertaining video experience. To learn more about having HHR in your establishment, click the blue bar below.


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paper tickets with fruits on themLucky 7 tickets often referred to as "pull tabs" or "break opens", are sold to players at bingo games, social clubs, and fraternal halls. The object of the game is to match your symbols to the different winning combinations shown either in the perforated window of a paper Lucky 7 ticket or displayed on the screen of an electronic Lucky 7 machine. Click on the blue bar below to see if you qualify for a Lucky 7 license.


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hand holding a racing ticket with a yellow backgroundA simulcast is a broadcast of horse and/or greyhound races in real time to distant locations, enabling bettors who are far from the racetrack to wager on the contests. There is currently only one location in New Hampshire where players can wager on simulcast races. Although live horse racing is permitted in New Hampshire, there are currently no live races offered in the state. Click on the blue bar below to learn more about simulcast racing in New Hampshire.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Licensing FAQ's

Contact Us

Attn: Licensing Unit
NH Lottery Commission
  14 Integra Drive | Concord, NH | 03301
  (603) 271-7613