28 Feb 2020

New Hampshire Casino Bid Rejected by One Vote

 New Hampshire Casino Bid Rejected by One Vote

It’s good news for Massachusetts, as New Hampshire rejects its casino bill that is latest.

It will be impossible for brand New Hampshire to come closer to casino that is legalizing without actually doing it following a two-hour debate, the state’s two-casino bill ended up being killed down in the House a week ago by one vote, just one single month after its one-casino bill was rejected by 29 votes, and 12 months after the one before that. Deputy Speaker Naida Kaen, who had been presiding throughout the session, cast the deciding vote following a tie that is 172-172.

The bill might have paved the way for two video gaming licenses for which operators would compete in a bidding process. With regulations drawn up by the Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority, it hoped to generate $25 million in revenue-sharing for towns and urban centers, and a recent poll by the University of New Hampshire suggested that almost all of residents were and only casino gambling.

Two casinos in full operation would make $168 million for the continuing state, it’s projected, and the Granite State needs the amount of money more than ever, now that its controversial ‘hospital tax’ has been ruled unconstitutional, leaving a $185 million hole within the state spending plan.

A Brand New Hope

It is understood that 17 representatives who voted against final month’s bill changed their minds this time around, mostly they supported because it was tagged onto a read more

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