NH House to vote whether to allow 1 casino

NH House to vote whether to allow 1 casino, up to 5K video slot machines, 150 table games

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's House is voting Wednesday whether to legalize one casino that probably would be built along the southern border with Massachusetts.

A special House committee voted 23-22 to recommend that the House kill a Senate bill to legalize a casino with up to 5,000 slot machines and 150 table games. Under House rules, the recommendation to kill the bill must be defeated to consider other options, including passing the bill. If the House decides to consider passing the bill, it may vote on 10 or more amendments to the bill.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has been lobbying hard for the bill's passage to make casino gambling another source of revenue for the state. Hassan says she supports legalizing only one casino, but critics argue more casinos would be legalized eventually.

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