DraftKings is expanding retail sports betting in New Hampshire with a new sportsbook in Dover. The wagering giant is teaming up with the New Hampshire Lottery and Filotimo Casino & Restaurant, which already houses a DraftKings Sportsbook in its Manchester location.
The new sister retail sports betting establishment in Dover under the same name is located at 887 Central Avenue in Rollinsford. The Filotimo property is shared between the city of Dover and the town of Rollinsford, with the building located in Rollinsford.
DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover marks New Hampshire’s third retail sportsbook. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook in Seabrook opened in August 2020, while DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Manchester opened in September 2020.
The Dover venue boasts multiple sports betting kiosks, 11 televisions within the sportsbook, and access to “premium food and beverage.” The facility is complete with a “sports bar atmosphere customers love.”
Additionally, the property offers charitable gaming, including games of chance and bingo, a bowling alley, and an arcade. Before expanding to sports betting, the owner of Filotimo Casino & Restaurant was best known for operating Manchester’s South Side Tavern, now the site of Manchester’s sportsbook.
The new sportsbook is open on weekends during football season from 10 AM to one half-hour following the conclusion of the last game, and weekdays from 11:30 AM to one half-hour following the conclusion of the last football game.
“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, New Hampshire Lottery.
The executive considers the new Dover sportsbook 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,” he further added.
DraftKings says its latest collaborative effort with the NH Lottery and Filotimo Casino & Restaurant will provide customers “with a premier skin-in-the-game” viewership experience. “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,” said Michael Kibort, Senior Director of Retail Sportsbook, DraftKings.
“This is an exciting next step and a natural evolution for the Filotimo Casino & Restaurant,” described the new project Dick Anagnost, owner of Filotimo Casino & Restaurant. “We look forward to establishing this new location in Dover as a destination for sports fans in southern New Hampshire and throughout the region.”
DraftKings launched mobile sports betting in the state as the exclusive sports wagering provider of the New Hampshire Lottery on December 30, 2019. Since then, bettors in the state have placed more than 16 million wagers, totaling nearly $660 million, between mobile and retail, claims the company.