On May 14, 2024, Governor Christopher T. Sununu signed SB 363 into law, outlawing remote wagering on dog races in the Granite State. New Hampshire has now joined Massachusetts, Kansas and Colorado and the majority of US states where greyhound simulcast wagering is illegal!
Representative Vallaincourt

All the New Hampshire dog tracks are closed and all forms of greyhound gambling are illegal.

At one time there were three greyhound tracks in the Granite State: Seabrook Greyhound Park, the Lodge at Belmont and Hinsdale Greyhound Park.1 In 2008, the Hinsdale track declared bankruptcy and turned its gambling license over to the state.2 By the following year, both the Lodge at Belmont and Seabrook Greyhound Park had ceased live racing after a state budget bill went into effect allowing them to stop racing but continue offering simulcast wagering.3

HB 630 was introduced by Representative Steve Vaillancourt to outlaw live racing in 2009 and was signed by Governor John Lynch on July 8, 2010.4 Fourteen years later, Senators Daniel Innis and Lou D'Allesandro worked together to close the loop and also prohibit simulcast wagering on dogs. On May 14, 2024, Governor Christopher T. Sununu signed SB 363 to stop all forms of greyhound gambling in the Granite State.


  1. Tom Fahey, “Dog racing may be gone forever,” Union Leader, June 29, 2009.
  2. Chris Garofolo, “Greyhound park files for bankruptcy,” Brattleboro Reformer, December 16, 2008, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  3. Ibid.
  4. “Statement by GREY2K USA on the Signing of House Bill 630 by Governor John Lynch and the End of Greyhound Racing,” GREY2K USA, July 8, 2010, (accessed November 15, 2017).

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