The New Hampshire Lottery has appointed former Nevada Gaming Control Board intern, Daniel Maloney, as its first director of sports betting following the state’s decision to expand gambling opportunities.

Maloney’s duties will include overseeing all aspects of sports betting in the state, whilst also coordinating directly with New Hampshire’s partners, which include DraftKings and physical sportsbooks, to support the sector. Moreover, the director of sports betting is responsible for ensuring that the sector is compliant with state regulations.

“We are pleased to welcome Daniel Maloney to our team in this critical new strategic role to help us continue to implement and expand upon our already successful sports betting infrastructure,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery.

“We are proud of our initial success with sports betting and we have every expectation that we will continue to build momentum. Danny will play a major role in our efforts to maximize this channel in support of education in New Hampshire. The future is bright for sports betting in New Hampshire.” 

The role was created in 2019 following the legalization of sports betting by the state. Since its legalization mobile sports betting went live in December 2019 and has recorded more than 40,000 registered residents, with players making in total more than 4.7 million bets, equating to $140 million. 

“I am extremely excited to be able to step into this new position with the New Hampshire Lottery,” Maloney added. “I could not imagine a better role for myself and I look forward to working collaboratively with the New Hampshire Lottery team and its partners to continue to build on the Granite State’s reputation as the go-to destination for sports betting in the northeast. 

“With DraftKings’s easy-to-use app providing countless opportunities for sports wagering in an engaging platform, coupled with world-class physical destinations, New Hampshire features an unparalleled sports betting experience.” 

Maloney, whose credentials include a Masters of Law degree in gaming and regulation from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S Boyd School of Law, has over 12 years of experience in contract and compliance law.