Fantasy Sports

Fantasy games that produce outcomes based on the performances of real athletes.

Fantasy Sports are games of skill in which contestants assemble a roster of athletes in a given sport and use the actual aggregated performance statistics of those athletes to determine the contest’s winner.

Fantasy Sports Contest Operators are required to be registered with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in order to offer their contests to players located in New Hampshire.  

Following initial registration an annual renewal application is required.

Please refer to RSA 287-H and Lot 4000 on the “Rules & Regulations” page for specific requirements and guidance.

License Types with Fantasy Sports

  • Fantasy Sport Registration – A person that offers fantasy sports contests with an entry fee for a cash prize to the general public.

    Registration Length: 1 calendar year
    Application: Fantasy Sports Contest Operator Registration

Criminal Background Checks

All Fantasy Sports applications must be aware of the current Privacy Act Statement and include documents for a criminal background check. Fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. If an applicant believes their criminal record is incorrect, and would like to request a correction, please contact the law enforcement agency that contributed the questionable information, or the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. The procedure for making such a request can be found in Title 28 CFR§16.34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

All principal salaried executive officers (listed on page 2 of the Fantasy Sports application) must include documents for a criminal background check.

  1. Completed “Criminal Records Release Authorization” form (05/2017);
  2. Complete set of inked fingerprints on a fingerprint card captured by a qualified law enforcement agency;

  3. Payment in the form of a check or money order made payable to “State of NH-Criminal Records”. For current charges, contact the NH State Police Criminal Records Unit at (603) 223-3867, or visit their website at https://www.nhsp.dos.nh.gov/our-services/criminal-records.

Questions about Fantasy Sports can be directed to Daniel Maloney.
(603) 271-7284
daniel.maloney@lottery.nh.gov