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My Turn: On casino gambling, hypocrisy is rampant

As a state representative, I sit and listen to all the pros and cons about having a casino in the state regardless if it is one, two or more.

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New Hampshire Gaming

11/22/2017

article Rochester Keno vote recount ends in tie, meaning initiative fails
(New Hampshire) -- A recount of the Keno votes in Rochester revealed Wednesday that the ballot question tied at 1,037. City Clerk Kelly Walters said that means the...

11/18/2017

press release New Jersey's Legal Online Gambling Industry Maturing As It Celebrates Its Fourth Birthday
(New Jersey) -- On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the legalization and regulation of online gambling in New Jersey, the Garden State's experiment to pioneer...

11/16/2017

article Keno expected to be available in New Hampshire before Christmas
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire lottery officials say keno should be ready to play in some cities before Christmas. In Manchester, Josh Porter of Club Manchvegas tells...

11/12/2017

article Derry officials hear details on keno
(New Hampshire) -- Communities across the state are considering whether to ask residents to approve bringing keno to town to help support the costs of implementing full-...

11/7/2017

article Keno vote turns into a crapshoot, fails in Concord, passes elsewhere
(New Hampshire) -- Jerry Venne was torn about voting for or against the gambling game keno during Tuesday’s election in Concord. “I’ve seen what...
article Keno Gambling Up for Vote in 10 New Hampshire Cities
(New Hampshire) -- Voters in 10 New Hampshire cities will decide Tuesday whether to allow the electronic bingo game keno in bars and restaurants in an effort to raise...

11/3/2017

article New Hampshire Kills Online Gaming Bill
(New Hampshire) -- That was a short-lived period of high expectations for New Hampshire. Just days after Pennsylvania passed legislation to legalize and regulate online...

10/25/2017

article New Hampshire could discuss online gambling
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire could consider the legalisation of online gambling in the state this week: the bill that was stuck in August after it was given to a sub...

10/24/2017

article New Hampshire Online Gambling Bill Gets Another Revival
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire’s online gambling bill, HB 562, has received its third resurrection in the Granite State, after having been shelved both in...

10/20/2017

article Odds for keno in Keene? It's anyone's guess
(New Hampshire) -- It’s not clear whether city voters will be keen on keno come November. At a public hearing Thursday about the lottery game, which Keene...

9/18/2017

article New Hampshire Mulls Online Gaming
(New Hampshire) -- Many observers of Granite State politics are skeptical that the New Hampshire legislature is ready to adopt any kind of online gaming bill yet. They...

9/6/2017

article New Hampshire Mulls Online Gaming
(New Hampshire) -- Many observers of Granite State politics are skeptical that the New Hampshire legislature is ready to adopt any kind of online gaming bill yet..

8/29/2017

article Goldberg says NH is poised to eat Massachusetts’ gambling lunch
(New Hampshire) -- There are proverbial troops amassing at the New Hampshire border, and the Massachusetts Lottery is “sitting here like dead ducks,”...
article Goldberg says NH is poised to eat Massachusetts’ gambling lunch
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Lottery's ability to allow online transactions is worrying officials at the Massachusetts State Lottery. At their meeting on...

8/27/2017

article New Hampshire lottery to unveil Patriots inspired game
(New Hampshire) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be on hand this week to launch a new game inspired by the Super Bowl champions.

8/22/2017

article Prospect Of Online Gambling Legalization Suddenly Reappears In New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- A bill that would legalize online gambling in New Hampshire has sprung back to life, just weeks after the Granite State joined the ranks of online...

8/21/2017

article Keno May Have the Right Saleman for the Job in N.H.
(New Hampshire) -- The electronic gambling game Keno is now legal in New Hampshire, but that doesn’t mean cities and towns have to allow it. Towns will debate that...

7/17/2017

article New Hampshire Maintains Legislative Momentum For Online Lottery Sales
(New Hampshire) -- Online gaming legalization has been a slog in the United States, but progress is happening. Opposition forces and infighting among potential...

7/5/2017

article Taking Cue From Over the Border, N.H. Bets Big on Keno
(New Hampshire) -- Two of the year’s biggest policy proposals, the state budget and full-day kindergarten, both bank on the state collecting more money from...

7/2/2017

article N.H. late to the game in funding treatment for problem gamblers
(New Hampshire) -- The calls come in when Ed Talbot is counseling clients, driving back to his Madison home or browsing the produce aisle at the grocery store.

6/30/2017

article Scientific Games pens extension with New Hampshire Lottery
(New Hampshire) -- Scientific Games has agreed to extend its instant games contract with the New Hampshire Lottery by a further four years. The renewed agreement will...

6/26/2017

article New Hampshire to tax Keno games
(New Hampshire) -- Keno games have been recently authorised in New Hampshire and the State Congress intends to benefit from its operation. Both chambers approved a...

6/25/2017

article New Hampshire congress OKs Keno tax bill
(New Hampshire) -- A proposal to impose taxes on newly authorized Keno games in New Hampshire gets a greenlight from both chambers of Congress during a bipartisan vote...

5/25/2017

article Committee recommends lottery game for NH kindergarten funds
(New Hampshire) -- A New Hampshire House committee is supporting a proposal to fund full-day kindergarten for the state with a lottery game called Keno. The state Senate...

5/24/2017

article 'Keno-garten' amendment proposes new way to fund kindergarten
(New Hampshire) -- Some state lawmakers are proposing that New Hampshire legalize keno and use the revenues to help fund full-day kindergarten. The House Finance...

5/8/2017

article New Hampshire rejects casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire won’t have new casino legislation any time soon after the House of Representatives rejected State Senator Lou D’Allesandro...

5/7/2017

article New Hampshire Rejects Casino Bill, “Live Free or Die” State Not Living Up to Motto
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire residents shouldn’t expect to be gambling in their home state anytime soon after the House of Representatives there voted against...

5/5/2017

article Casino bill a bust in N.H. House
(New Hampshire) -- Casinos are officially off the table. The New Hampshire House on Thursday dealt a crushing blow to this year’s expanded gambling bill, not only...
article Casino Expansion Bill Rejected in NH House
(New Hampshire) -- A casino expansion bill proposed in the state of New Hampshire has died, after being rejected by the House. At the same time, a measure was approved...
article New Hampshire House Rejects Casino Expansion Bill
(New Hampshire) -- A casino expansion bill, sponsored by New Hampshire Senator Lou D’Allesandro, was voted down by the state House on Thursday.

5/4/2017

article Casino bill dies in the House
(New Hampshire) -- Casino gambling legislation in New Hampshire has again gone bust. The House defeated a casino bill by a 275-82 vote Thursday, and then took action to...

4/30/2017

article Judd Gregg and John Lynch: NH House needs to reject casinos ... again
(New Hampshire) -- FOR MORE THAN 40 years, New Hampshire legislatures have debated the merits of legalizing casino gambling, and for 40 years, they have rejected it. On...

4/29/2017

article OP/ED: Judd Gregg and John Lynch: Why casino gambling is wrong for our state
(New Hampshire) -- For more than 40 years New Hampshire Legislatures have debated the merits of legalizing casino gambling, and for 40 years they have rejected it. On...

4/21/2017

article New Hampshire casino bill faces uphill struggle
(New Hampshire) -- The latest attempt in a long line of bills to legalise casino gambling in the state of New Hampshire was debated in New Hampshire’s state...
article NH Senate Roundup: Bill to regulate and tax fantasy football clears state Senate, but awaits further review
(New Hampshire) -- A House bill that would regulate and tax online fantasy sports games cleared the Senate in a 20-3 vote on Thursday, but is not headed for the governor...
article Seabrook viewed as home for potential casino
(New Hampshire) -- A bill to allow two casinos in New Hampshire was effectively killed in a state House committee Thursday, though some Seabrook state representatives...

4/20/2017

article New Hampshire held casino hearing
(New Hampshire) -- Legislators of New Hampshire have welcomed opponents to discuss a casino legislation and they expressed their concerns about negative aspects of...

4/19/2017

article Restaurant owners see no upside to NH casinos
(New Hampshire) -- Local restaurant owners don’t want casino gambling in New Hampshire, fearing it will draw diners away from their businesses. Legislators in...

4/18/2017

article Public hearing held on expanded gambling bill
(New Hampshire) -- Another vote on casino gambling is looming at the statehouse. During a public hearing Tuesday, opponents of expanded gaming laid out their arguments...
article Senator lays another casino bill on the table
(New Hampshire) -- The sale of Rockingham Park last year, a site long seen as the prime location for a casino, hasn’t stopped lawmakers’ attempts to expand...
article Anti-gambling group returns to fight latest casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- In what has become a rite of spring in New Hampshire, opponents of casino gambling mobilized again at the State House to thwart another attempt by...

4/17/2017

article NH House to hear casino bill Tuesday
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House will hold a public hearing Tuesday on Senate Bill 242, which would authorize slot machines and table games at two casinos in...

4/15/2017

article OP/ED: Sen. Lou D’Allesandro: State’s residents want casino gambling
(New Hampshire) -- As an elected official, my No. 1 priority is to represent my constituents’ voices in what I do, and to work diligently to ensure that their...

3/30/2017

article N.H. casino bill passes Senate, heads to House
(New Hampshire) -- The most recent New Hampshire casino bill, once thought dead on arrival when it was filed, passed the state Senate on Thursday.

3/28/2017

article N.H. casino bill passes Senate, heads to House
(New Hampshire) -- The most recent New Hampshire casino bill, once thought dead on arrival when it was filed, passed the state Senate on Thursday.

3/27/2017

article New Hampshire considers bill allowing construction of two casinos
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate recently voted 13 to 10 in favour of approving a bill, SB 242, which would authorise the construction of two separate casinos...
article New Hampshire is near casino legislation
(New Hampshire) -- Last Thursday the State of New Hampshire took a step forward to new casino legislation, SB 242. The State’s Senate has recently passed the...

3/26/2017

article New Hampshire casino bill passes in Senate
(New Hampshire) -- Efforts to bring casino gambling to the Granite State paid off on Thursday, after a bill passed the full New Hampshire Senate at 13 votes to 10. SB...

3/24/2017

article NH casino gambling bill wins Senate approval, but faces challenge ahead in the House
(New Hampshire) -- It may have taken 18 years of effort, but Manchester's long-time state senator got the votes he needed Thursday and his bill to allow two casinos...

3/23/2017

article Full Senate Votes to Legalize Casino Gambling in New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- A bill seeking to open two casinos in New Hampshire passed the full Senate Thursday 13 votes to 10. Under the measure, 5,000 slot machines and 240...
article Another effort underway to legalize casino gambling
(New Hampshire) -- In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed...
article Editorial: Casino bill is still wrong for New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- Pro-gambling lawmakers in the State House are trying once again to give New Hampshire families a new way to lose money. They should call Senate Bill...

3/20/2017

article Casino gambling bill faces tough test -- again
(New Hampshire) -- After 18 years of trying, Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro is at it again, with another attempt to authorize casino gambling at two locations in...

3/18/2017

article Scratching the surface on state’s latest gambling plan
(New Hampshire) -- In the state’s perennial search for money, lawmakers are again turning to gambling. But this year, in addition to the usual suspects like...

2/17/2017

article With Rockingham Park's Demise, Small-Time Casinos Seek to Attract Local Gamblers
(New Hampshire) -- Salem residents vote next month on a zoning change to allow charitable gaming facilities in certain parts of town. The move comes after the closure...

2/10/2017

article Casinos in New Hampshire - Steven Connolly
(New Hampshire) -- To The Editor: During his last term in office Governor John Lynch signed an executive order creating a committee to study the possibility of casino...

2/8/2017

article State Senator Makes Case - Again - For Legalizing Casino Gambling in N.H.
(New Hampshire) -- The debate over whether to bring casino gambling to New Hampshire – and the eventual rejection of any such proposal – has become an annual...
article Lou's longshot: Casinos back on the table
(New Hampshire) -- Sen. Lou D’Allesandro is all in, again. The Manchester Democrat is the state’s leading proponent of bringing casinos to New Hampshire. His...

2/7/2017

article Gambling In The Granite State? New Hampshire Ready To Take Another Crack At Authorizing Casinos
(New Hampshire) -- If you live in New Hampshire, it’s quite a haul to the nearest casino. It’s at least a two-hour drive to Foxwoods and even longer to the...

2/6/2017

article Casino bill proposed by Senator for New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- Having tried in the past to bring casino gaming to the state of New Hampshire in 2015, Senator Lou D’Allesandro is at it again.
article Hearing set for NH casino bill on Wednesday
(New Hampshire) -- A new gambling bill will get its first hearing at the New Hampshire Statehouse on Wednesday that would authorize two casinos anywhere in the state.

2/1/2017

article New Hampshire moves towards decriminalizing online gambling
(New Hampshire) -- Three Republican members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would decriminalize online gambling in the...

1/30/2017

article Bill Aimed At Legalizing Online Gambling Surfaces In New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- Three Republican members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would decriminalize online gambling in the...

1/11/2017

article Gaming may return to Salem
(New Hampshire) -- Rockingham Park may be closed, but the return of charitable gaming to town could be in the cards. Voters will be asked March 14 to consider a proposal...

12/31/2016

article Medicaid expansion, casinos among Hassan’s wins and losses
(New Hampshire) -- Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan officially becomes a U.S. senator on Tuesday, ending four years of leading New Hampshire from her corner office.

12/20/2016

article Nashua’s newest casino opens downtown
(New Hampshire) -- Players looking for action downtown can start heading over to the River Casino, the new gaming establishment on High Street. The casino, Nashua’...

11/23/2016

article The River Casino announces Nashua relocation
(New Hampshire) -- The small New Hampshire town of Milford will be losing its only casino after ten years following news that The River Casino is soon set to move just...

11/6/2016

article Gambling in New Hampshire expands with Nashua casino opening
(New Hampshire) -- For decades, efforts to expand gambling options have been unsuccessful in New Hampshire, despite that the number of casinos in the small New England...

11/4/2016

article Gambling expands in NH with new Nashua casino
(New Hampshire) -- Casinos have been routinely rejected by New Hampshire lawmakers, but gambling is still growing in the Granite State as a casino facility opens in...

11/1/2016

article Nashua club to add casino to repertoire; Boston Billiard’s gaming tables to be ready Friday
(New Hampshire) -- The Gate City is getting lucky this month with the opening of a casino at the Boston Billiard Club on Northeastern Boulevard.

10/17/2016

article Sale of The Rock finalized
(New Hampshire) -- The sale of the former Rockingham Park racetrack property to restaurateur Joseph Faro was finalized Monday. Although the sales price was not revealed...

10/15/2016

article Driver who drove through Reno Arch protest booked into Washoe jail
(Nevada) -- The driver of a truck that drove through protestors under the Reno arch, injuring the hip of an elderly woman, was booked into the Washoe County jail on...

9/13/2016

article Gaming proposals unveiled in Salem
(New Hampshire) -- For nearly a century, sleek racehorses took to the track at Rockingham Park, earning thousands of dollars for their owners and spectators each time...

8/30/2016

article Rockingham Park set to close Wednesday after 110 years
(New Hampshire) -- After first opening 110 years ago, Rockingham Park is preparing to close permanently. Located in Salem, the horse racing venue was a staple in the...

8/2/2016

article EDITORIAL: Casino gambling is already flourishing in New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- For the past decade, the N.H. Legislature has been pondering whether to allow casino gambling in the state. Each year, new efforts are brought forth...

5/29/2016

article Rockingham Park sold, now awaiting the wrecking ball
(New Hampshire) -- One hundred and 10 years after it first opened its doors for horse racing, Rockingham Park will finally be torn down later this year, if a current...

5/5/2016

article With "For Sale" Sign Posted, Regulars at Rockingham Park Prepare for Track's Final Lap
(New Hampshire) -- Earlier this session, the state Senate voted — once again — to reject a casino gambling bill. The move prompted the owners of Rockingham...

3/27/2016

article Up for sale; 110-year-old New Hampshire racetrack
(New Hampshire) -- A racetrack in New Hampshire that has been around for 110 years is now on the market. After trying to obtain alternative forms of casino gambling or...

3/26/2016

article New Hampshire Gambling Bill Dead for 2016, State Opts Instead to Fund War on Drugs
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire gambling proponents have once again lost their fight to bring commercial casino-style gambling to the “Live Free or Die”...

3/25/2016

article Rockingham Park sale could mean end of expanded gambling
(New Hampshire) -- For years, many considered expanded gambling as the only way to ensure the survival of Rockingham Park, but Thursday's announcement that the track...
article Casino bill's defeat may close The Rock
(New Hampshire) -- Some say a proposal to legalize expanding gambling in New Hampshire just wasn't in the cards. Neither was a $650 million casino complex at...
article Rockingham Park Official Cites Stalled Gambling Efforts As Track Goes Up For Sale
(New Hampshire) -- A 110-year-old New Hampshire racetrack has been put up for sale. Ed Callahan, general manager of Rockingham Park in Salem, says the decision was made...

3/24/2016

article NH Senate kills casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate voted 13-11 on Thursday to kill a bill that would have legalized expanded gambling and established a casino at Rockingham...
article NH Senate votes to table casino gambling bill
(New Hampshire) -- Betting on casino gambling drew aces and eights Thursday as an 11-13 vote failed to pass Senate Bill 551, which would have allowed one casino in Salem...
article A look back at Rockingham Park’s long battle to survive
(New Hampshire) -- It’s a day that Ed Callahan had hoped would never come. Rockingham Park, once one of the grandest racetracks in America -- on par with Saratoga...
article End may be near for The Rock
(New Hampshire) -- When the state Senate votes Thursday on a bill intended to bring a casino to Rockingham Park, it may be too little, too late to save the 109-year-old...
article Rockingham Park up for sale
(New Hampshire) -- The last sliver of hope that live Thoroughbred racing might return one day to Rockingham Park, where Seabiscuit, Dr. Fager, Mom’s Command and...
article Rockingham Park Will Be Sold for Development
(New Hampshire) -- Rockingham Park, the eighth oldest Thoroughbred track in the country, has reached the finish line. President and general manager Ed Callahan confirmed...

3/21/2016

article Bill would allow adults to join kids' bingo games
(New Hampshire) -- The odds don't look good for the latest effort to authorize a casino in New Hampshire, but a quirky bill would give adults another way to gamble:...

3/18/2016

article New Hampshire’s ‘casino gambling’ bill fails again
(New Hampshire) -- A New Hampshire bill that would have legalized casino gambling at a single location in the state collapsed once again in the state Senate. Senator Lou...

3/17/2016

article Gambling Bill Tabled Once Again in N.H. Senate
(New Hampshire) -- A bill that would have legalized casino gambling in New Hampshire fell flat once again in the state Senate. If signed into law, the bill would have...
article Senate tables gambling bill vote until at least next week
(New Hampshire) -- The Senate Thursday put off action on a bill to establish one casino in the state. Senate Bill 551 was tabled at the request of its prime sponsor and...

3/14/2016

article No dice: Latest gambling bill still a bad idea
(New Hampshire) -- Sen. Lou D’Allesandro is a persistent pragmatist. He believes passionately that New Hampshire would be better off with a casino. We continue to...

3/13/2016

article Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Rolling snake eyes
(New Hampshire) -- As often happens, there is a new twist to Senate Bill 551 for senators to consider as the prime sponsor, long-time casino advocate Sen. Lou D'...
article All bets are off [2nd item]
(New Hampshire) -- Casinos and keno, some see it as the perfect union. Expanded gambling has largely flown under the radar this year, but the senate is poised to vote on...

3/1/2016

article N.H. lawmakers again look to cash in on keno
(New Hampshire) -- In the search for more state revenue, lawmakers are again turning to keno, an electronic lottery game. Republican Rep. Lynne Ober is sponsoring a bill...

2/21/2016

article Garry Rayno's State House Dome: House, Senate take different approaches on death penalty issue
(New Hampshire) -- THE HOUSE and Senate are looking at two different approaches to the state's death penalty statute. The Senate will vote on Senate Bill 463 when it...

2/19/2016

article Salem casino bill tabled
(New Hampshire) -- The state Senate postponed a key vote Thursday on a bill that would allow a multimillion-dollar casino complex at Rockingham Park in Salem. If passed...

2/18/2016

article NH Senate Tables Rockingham Casino Bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate voted Feb. 18 to table a bill authorizing a casino to be located at Rockingham Park, dealing yet another blow to hopes for...
article Senate casino bill tabled; backers will try to get more support
(New Hampshire) -- Lacking the votes to pass a casino gambling bill, Senate sponsors had the bill tabled Thursday as they try to round up the needed votes. Senate Bill...

2/17/2016

article Senate to vote on New Hampshire gambling bill
(New Hampshire) -- The Senate will again vote on a bill to expand gambling Thursday, this time at a specific site, largely to benefit cities and towns through revenue...

2/13/2016

article Is a casino in Rochester's future?
(New Hampshire) -- A bill passed in the state’s Senate Ways and Means Committee could advance the possibility of gaming coming to New Hampshire, but not for...

2/10/2016

article Senate committee endorses casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- With little fanfare and only token opposition, the latest casino gambling proposal came before the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 551 would allow one...

2/8/2016

article Odds are against New Hampshire expanded gambling bill, again
(New Hampshire) -- For decades, efforts to expand gambling options have been unsuccessful in the small New England state of New Hampshire.

2/7/2016

article Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Expanded gambling gets another airing
(New Hampshire) -- YES, GROUNDHOG DAY was last week and the furry critter is promising a short winter, but Punxsutawney Phil is not needed to predict the outcome of...

1/21/2016

article House approves Keno for restaurants, social clubs
(New Hampshire) -- Keno is acceptable gambling but electronic slot machines in restaurants and clubs are not, the House decided Wednesday.

1/20/2016

article N.H. House Passes Keno, But Kills Bill on Video Lottery
(New Hampshire) -- A bill aimed to legalize Keno in New Hampshire again passed the N.H. House. The measure will now head to the Senate – where a similar bill died...

1/15/2016

article Hope Fading For Revival of Racing At Rockingham Park
(New Hampshire) -- The chances of live racing returning to New Hampshire's Rockingham Park continue to fade as the legislature has yet to approve any proposals for...

1/6/2016

article OP/ED: Lawmakers get ready to try another gamble
(New Hampshire) -- The popularity of — indeed, the very existence of — the N.H. Lottery is a testament to the idea of something for nothing, or, if not...

1/5/2016

article Epsom rep to continue push for ‘largest gambling bill’ in N.H. history
(New Hampshire) -- An Epsom representative will attempt to overturn a committee recommendation to kill what he says is the “largest gambling bill” in...

10/6/2015

article WMUR poll: Granite Staters still support casino gambling
(New Hampshire) -- Despite repeated failed attempts by proponents to pass casino gambling in the New Hampshire Legislature, it continues to have the support of more than...

6/28/2015

article My Turn: On casino gambling, hypocrisy is rampant
(New Hampshire) -- As a state representative, I sit and listen to all the pros and cons about having a casino in the state regardless if it is one, two or more.

5/20/2015

article My Turn: Gambling defeat reveals hypocrisy in New Hampshire way
(New Hampshire) -- This may be hashing over old news, but the subject has bothered me for some time. In early April, the New Hampshire House of Representatives rejected...

5/15/2015

article OP/ED: Past, present and future
(New Hampshire) -- Things move quickly in Concord, especially during the legislative session. Looking at the scene the first week in May, events of the immediate past,...

5/14/2015

article OP/ED: NH anti-gambling vote is illogical
(New Hampshire) -- In early April, the New Hampshire House of Representatives rejected expanded gambling - again! A substantial majority of our stalwart “citizen...

5/3/2015

article Capital Beat: Uniting casino support a tricky business
(New Hampshire) -- As the dust settles on a bruising casino defeat in the House, proponents are doing some soul searching. The House, which has never before passed a...
article Editorial: The casino vote: Several takeaways for NH
(New Hampshire) -- What to make of the decisive vote in the New Hampshire House last Wednesday to defeat yet another casino-gaming bill? Several things, actually.
article Katy Burns: In defeating casino bill, House members display a refusal to be shepherded
(New Hampshire) -- I’ll bet that Sen. Lou Gambling – er, D’Allesandro, proud leader of the state’s pro-gambling marching band – didn’...
article NH roll call on casinos, concealed weapons and child support
(New Hampshire) -- Recent legislative action includes: Senate Bill 113, "relative to video lottery and table gaming," would have allowed for the approval of...

4/30/2015

article N.H. House kills casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House once again rejected casino gambling on Wednesday, voting down a proposal that would have legalized two venues that supporters...

4/29/2015

article Casino Gambling Falls Flat In N.H. House
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House has again rejected casino gambling, killing the bill by a vote of 208 to 156. On Wednesday, more than a dozen lawmakers spoke...
article House kills 2-casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House has once again rejected casino gambling, voting down a proposal that would have legalized two by a roughly 50-vote margin. The...
article House kills casion bill
(New Hampshire) -- By a large margin — 223-141 — the House rejected a bill that would have established two casinos in the state. The vote continues the House...
article NH House defeats casino gambling bill
(New Hampshire) -- House lawmakers Wednesday defeated a plan that would have allowed two casinos to be built in New Hampshire. The bill failed on a vote of 156-208. The...
article With Two-Casino Bill, N.H. Looks To Keep Up With Northeast Gaming Boom
(New Hampshire) -- House lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a bill to legalize two casinos in the Granite State. New Hampshire is just the latest New England state...

4/27/2015

article Concord rep warns against casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- A top House Democrat urging representatives to vote down a two-casino bill says there’s no guarantee the new revenue would be used to pay for...
article False promise: The lure of casino gold
(New Hampshire) -- People make bad decisions when they are stressed, and right now legislators are stressed about the state budget. Some think they can relieve this...
article My Turn: A casino is the last thing the Concord area needs
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House is once again poised to vote on a bill to bring casino gambling to the state. This time, the bill calls for two casinos. One...
article Sullivan: Gambling bill has strongest possible oversight provisions
(New Hampshire) -- EXPANDED GAMBLING is before the New Hampshire House of Representatives this week, following a recent Ways and Means Committee vote recommending...

4/26/2015

article Casino efforts get a boost
(New Hampshire) -- A casino gambling bill heads to the floor of the House of Representatives this week with the blessing of the Ways and Means Committee for only the...
article State House Dome: Casino gambling talk centering on two sites
(New Hampshire) -- CASINO GAMBLING has flown under the radar this session despite plenty of media coverage, but that is about to change. Before last week's House...

4/25/2015

article Hassan says she's likely to sign two-casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan says she would likely sign a two-casino bill now before the Legislature if it came to her desk.
article New Hampshire Casino Bill Advances to State House
(New Hampshire) -- A New Hampshire bill that would allow for two casinos in the state has advanced through the state House Ways and Means Committee, a key hurdle that...
article Editorial: Casino bill includes ample protections
(New Hampshire) -- In a state whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” where the first state-sponsored lottery began in 1964, where you can drive without wearing a...
article Editorial: The casino market: Hassan has it wrong
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan supports a single casino in New Hampshire, and she is trying to convince legislators that she is right. It won’t work.

4/24/2015

article Hassan backs amended two-casino bill ahead of House vote
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan on Friday afternoon changed her position and announced her support for legislation that would allow for two casinos in New...
article NH casino bill moves along to the House
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee has killed more casino gambling bills that most people can count. But on Tuesday, the panel passed...

4/23/2015

article Gov. Hassan says NH market will only support 1 casino
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan, who has touted a single, high-end, highly regulated casino on the state’s southern border, said two casinos could be one too...
article OP/ED: The casino market: Hassan has it wrong
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan supports a single casino in New Hampshire, and she is trying to convince legislators that she is right. It won’t work.

4/22/2015

article Bill that could bring casinos to NH advances
(New Hampshire) -- A committee that has often been the death knell for casino gambling Tuesday endorsed a bill that would establish two in the state, one large and one...
article Gov. Hassan says NH market will only support 1 casino
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan, who has touted a single, high-end, highly regulated casino on the state’s southern border, said two casinos could be one too...
article Gov. Hassan: Market May Not Exist For 2 Casinos in NH
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan says she doesn't think a market exists for two casinos in New Hampshire, as proposed in a bill that has passed the Senate and...
article House committee gives OK to casino gambling
(New Hampshire) -- Tuesday's action marked just the second time the House Ways and Means Committee has given its approval to expanded gambling.
article House Ways and Means Committee endorses casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- Expanded gambling cleared a key hurdle yesterday after a House committee endorsed legislation that establishes two casinos in New Hampshire.

4/18/2015

article Editorial: States All In On Gambling
(New Hampshire) -- News that the New Hampshire Legislature is, yet again, considering a bill that would bring big-time casino gambling to the state raises two concerns....

4/11/2015

article Are casino hopes coming to an end?
(New Hampshire) -- THE HOUSE Ways and Means Committee last week held an all-day hearing on Senate Bill 113, which would allow for two casinos while laying out the...

4/9/2015

article Our View: Casinos a worse deal with each passing year
(New Hampshire) -- Like the proverbial bad penny, a casino bill is once again in circulation in Concord. It has already passed the state Senate and had a hearing before...

4/8/2015

article House panel hears testimony on casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- Supporters of a bill that would legalize expanded gambling and bring two high-end casinos to the state are hopeful this is the year. After similar...
article New Hampshire casino supporters point to expanded gambling as a new source of state revenue
(New Hampshire) -- In a tight state budgeting year, supporters of expanded gambling argued yesterday that a bill authorizing two casinos in New Hampshire would generate...
article OP/ED: Casino claims: No, they won’t benefit everyone
(New Hampshire) -- This will benefit every person in the state.” So said Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Millennium Gaming, during a House Ways and Means Committee...

4/7/2015

article Casino backers urge colleagues to consider bill's revenue
(New Hampshire) -- Supporters of casino gambling are asking skeptical colleagues in the House of Representatives to consider the revenue that would come from a proposed...
article Casino backers urge colleagues to consider bill’s revenue
(New Hampshire) -- A after a grueling House budget process that struggled to find new sources of cash, supporters of casino gambling are asking skeptical colleagues in...
article Casino bill moves to key N.H. House committee
(New Hampshire) -- A key House committee is preparing to take public testimony on a bill that would legalize two casinos in New Hampshire. The House Ways and Means...
article Last-ditch effort for gambling presented to House panel
(New Hampshire) -- A last-ditch effort to legalize casino gambling would prevent New Hampshire from losing crucial state revenue to Massachusetts, a House Committee was...
article Morse Pitches Senate's Two-Casino Bill
(New Hampshire) -- Senate President Chuck Morse has repeatedly said he won’t include money derived from unapproved forms of gambling in the senate budget proposal...

3/14/2015

article New Hampshire Senate Passes Casino Bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate narrowly passed a bill 13-11 late in the evening March 12 that would allow the development of two casinos in the state.

3/13/2015

article N.H. Senate narrowly approves bill to legalize 2 casinos
(New Hampshire) -- Senators narrowly approved a bill to legalize two casinos Thursday, giving a perennial issue at the Statehouse a new shot at life.
article New Hampshire Senate Passes Casino Bill
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate narrowly passed a bill 13-11 late in the evening March 12 that would allow the development of two casinos in the state. The...

3/12/2015

article Gambling bill comes before NH Senate again
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Senate plans to take up a bill Thursday that would expand legalized gambling in the Granite State.

3/11/2015

article Gambling bill comes before NH Senate again
(New Hampshire) -- Lawmakers have debated whether to allow a casino in New Hampshire for several years. The issue hasn't received as much attention this year as it...

3/9/2015

article OP/ED: Want to ban casinos in Portsmouth? Change the law
(New Hampshire) -- The chances of a casino opening in downtown Portsmouth any time soon are so remote even a rabid gambler wouldn’t bet on it. However, if...

3/7/2015

article Our View: Want to ban casinos in Portsmouth? Change the law
(New Hampshire) -- The chances of a casino opening in downtown Portsmouth any time soon are so remote even a rabid gambler wouldn't bet on it.

3/4/2015

article Portsmouth council ups ante with anti-gambling talk
(New Hampshire) -- City councilors are continuing to raise concerns about the prospect of the state either legalizing casinos or Keno in state restaurants and bars....

2/27/2015

article Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan still supports expanding gambling in New Hampshire, but she won’t say whether she would sign into law a bill that authorizes...
article Anti-casino covenant request poses risk for Portsmouth
(New Hampshire) -- City Attorney Robert Sullivan warned city officials that any move to try to require HarborCorp developers to sign a restrictive covenant against...

2/25/2015

article HarborCorp developers call no-casino covenant request 'bizarre'
(New Hampshire) -- Activist and local attorney Jerry Zelin acknowledged recently that he has not heard anyone from HarborCorp’s development team suggest they want...

2/22/2015

article N.H. lawmakers consider new casino bill
(New Hampshire) -- As some people say, one person's vote can make all the difference. Just ask supporters of expanded gaming in New Hampshire.
article Editorial: Not approving casino, Keno is a good move
(New Hampshire) -- There’s a sports adage that sometimes the best trade is the one your team doesn’t make. We were reminded of that saying as we read an...
article Tom Boucher: Would a NH casino do any good for local businesses?
(New Hampshire) -- WITH YET ANOTHER push from gaming advocates looking to bring a casino (now two) into New Hampshire, Granite Staters are weighing the positives and...

2/19/2015

article Lawmakers push bills on casinos, keno
(New Hampshire) -- Lawmakers are again pushing a plan to license two casinos in New Hampshire as a way to boost state revenues without taxing residents. “Why do we...

2/18/2015

article News Primer: What's In The New Keno Bill?
(New Hampshire) -- Lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a House bill to bring keno to New Hampshire bars and restaurants. Sponsors say the electronic game could raise...

2/17/2015

article Casino debate resumes in NH
(New Hampshire) -- Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, the lead sponsor of a bill to authorize two casinos in New Hampshire, calls himself the new Larry Pickett, after the...
article Hassan Banks on Keno But Still Wants A Casino
(New Hampshire) -- Gov. Maggie Hassan says she still wants to bring a casino to NH but is a "realist." The Governor told lawmakers her decision to fund her $11...
article Hassan still supports casino despite absence in her budget
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is to be confronted with questions from Republican lawmakers over her $11.5 billion two-year state budget. Hassan...
article Keno supporters take their case to legislators
(New Hampshire) -- Supporters of establishing Keno in New Hampshire pitched the game once again to legislators Tuesday. They hope that Gov. Maggie Hassan's backing...
article Lawmakers push bills on casinos, keno
(New Hampshire) -- Lawmakers are again pushing a plan to license two casinos in New Hampshire as a way to boost state revenues without taxing residents. “Why do we...

2/15/2015

article Casino gambling: lyrics change, but song remains the same
(New Hampshire) -- In 1964, the State of New Hampshire created the New Hampshire Lottery. Ever since there have been attempts at establishing casinos in New Hampshire...

2/14/2015

article Capital Beat: Governor’s budget plan avoids casino gambling in favor of keno
(New Hampshire) -- It’s not a casino, it’s keno. In the electronic gambling game, players pick from among dozens of numbers and win money if the computer...
article Casino effort back on tap
(New Hampshire) -- Proponents of expanded gaming say this year may be their best chance yet to see a two-decade quest come to fruition, while opponents of a casino say...

1/29/2015

article New group pushes for casino gambling in N.H.
(New Hampshire) -- As state lawmakers prepare to tackle new casino legislation this session, there's a new group hoping to help bring expanded gaming to the Granite...

1/23/2015

article New bacon-scented scratch tickets enthrall NH gamblers
(New Hampshire) -- The state Lottery Commission’s latest gimmick, a bacon-scented scratch ticket, is the topic du jour at the counter of almost every local market...

1/20/2015

article New Hampshire Lottery releases bacon-scented ticket
(New Hampshire) -- Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too. The state lottery has released its first scratch-n-...

1/9/2015

article LETTER: Editorial on NH casinos was a bust
(New Hampshire) -- To the Editor: After reading your paper’s recent editorial regarding gambling, I felt compelled to respond. As one of 424 lawmakers representing...

1/4/2015

article Backers of casino gambling hope to play their cards right to get it passed in New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- Casino gambling nearly gained enough momentum to pass the House during Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's first term, and its supporters are...
article OP/ED: New year will bring fresh casino fight
(New Hampshire) -- The New Hampshire Legislature reconvenes this week and already we are hearing suggestions that this will be the year that the House will join the...

12/25/2014

article EDITORIAL: Casinos leave corruption in their wake
(New Hampshire) -- It’s unclear whether proponents of casino gambling, including New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, will take another stab at passing legislation to...

12/14/2014

article Lawmakers expand Medicaid, reject casinos in 2014
(New Hampshire) -- Despite divided control in the Legislature, lawmakers came together in 2014 to expand Medicaid and fund road and bridge repairs. They voted against...

12/13/2014

article My Turn: Lottery expansion plan would lower property taxes
(New Hampshire) -- If you’re like me, this week’s property tax payment is putting something of a damper on the holiday spirit. High property taxes are the No...

12/11/2014

article Opinion: Casino debate unlikely to go away soon
(New Hampshire) -- There can be little to no doubt the New Hampshire Legislature will again be asked to expand casino gambling in the state when it gets down to business...

12/8/2014

article It's a safe bet: Casino fight in NH ramping up
(New Hampshire) -- The office of Gov. Maggie Hassan is not saying whether the governor is considering repeating a move she made in her first budget proposal to include...

10/22/2014

article Part of Rockingham Park could be sold
(New Hampshire) -- Nearly one-third of the 170-acre Rockingham Park property may be sold to prominent restaurateur Joseph Faro. But what’s planned for the 50 acres...

10/12/2014

article Report: NH casino could do as well as an Atlantic City casino, even competing with Mass.
(New Hampshire) -- The increase in number of casinos in the U.S. means the industry is “no longer recession-proof,” but southern New Hampshire could still...

9/22/2014

article The real impact of casino gambling in NH
(New Hampshire) -- As someone who spends nearly every hour of every day thinking, talking, writing about politics, you can take it from me: your vote this fall will not...

9/21/2014

article Everett casino could impact New Hampshire gaming attempts
(New Hampshire) -- The exodus of three state House members who voted against expanded casino gaming could mean that casino supporters may get their way at another try...

8/31/2014

article N.H. lucky to have dodged gambling bullet
(New Hampshire) -- When I was very little, probably 5 or 6, my family had a camp on Lake Memphremagog. It was a real camp with paper-thin walls and a wonderful marble...

8/18/2014

article Casino gambling: Any hope has faded
(New Hampshire) -- During a recent editorial board meeting, Gov. Maggie Hassan pooh-poohed the notion that the casino industry is in decline and therefore it is a bad...

8/9/2014

article Asbury Church tackles gambling and the Gorge on Sunday
(New Hampshire) -- Over the past few years, all over New England, Legislators have been asking if casinos and gambling is the way out of our revenue woes.

8/4/2014

article Gov. Hassan signs charity gambling oversight law
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire now has greater oversight of charity gambling events, which account for millions of dollars raised each year. Gov. Maggie Hassan signed...
article Bay State Gambling Debate: What It Means For N.H.
(New Hampshire) -- We're checking in with the ongoing debate over casino projects in Massachusetts and the referendum coming this November on whether to repeal the...

7/25/2014

article The 'father' of NH lottery honored in Keene
(New Hampshire) -- You might say Larry Pickett was the Lou D’Allesandro of his day. An eight-term Democrat from Manchester, in the last decade D’Allesandro...

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