Rep. Paul R. Bergeron Serving NH Hills. Dist. 29 (Nashua Ward 2)
The House supported a recommendation by the Ways and Means Committee to kill SB 310, relative to authorizing casino gambling in NH with a vote of 289 - 63. The committee had voted 17 – 2 to find the bill Inexpedient to legislate. Casino bills have been introduced every session since 1999. There was no industry support for the bill during the public hearing, though there was industry opposition. The committee also felt that casinos in New Hampshire would threaten charitable gaming and the millions in revenues that New Hampshire’s nonprofits receive as a result.