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Gambling in the Granite State

Casinos back on tap at the State House

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lawmakers who eight months ago rejected a casino in New Hampshire by 35 votes are poised to have the debate again this year. But for the first time, one of the four bills that would expand gambling comes with the rigorous regulations detractors have complained were missing. Rep. Richard Ames, a Jaffrey Democrat who led the bipartisan Gaming Regulatory Oversight …

Casino panel considering tightening rules on charitable gambling

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Legislators may end up considering two kinds of gambling bills in January: one with rules for a potential casino and another with tighter regulations on the widespread, state-sanctioned gambling already here. Charitable gambling, which allows charities to raise money through table games, bingo and Lucky 7 tickets, earned 300 charities $13.6 million last year, according to the state Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission. …

New Hampshire bill would revive casino study

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lawmakers will decide tomorrow whether to take a second crack at writing regulations for a casino should one – or more – be proposed again. The trailer bill accompanying the state budget, due for a vote tomorrow, includes the creation of a Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority to study regulations of existing and expanded gambling. The authority would have until Dec. 15 to write …