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May 7, 2014

Casino proposal nearly dead in N.H. House

CONCORD — The New Hampshire House voted this morning not to reconsider an expanded gambling bill, but left open the option it could still consider similar legislation this session.

Lawmakers voted, 192-172, not to take up Senate Bill 366 after the legislation was killed by the House last week. But then the House voted, 183-179, against a request to indefinitely postpone action on the issue.

If passed, SB 366 would have allowed for two casinos in the state with a combined 5,000 video slot machines and 240 table games. The Senate already approved the bill earlier this session.

Some proponents of expanded gambling hoped passage of the bill would lead to a casino at Rockingham Park in Salem.

Those who supported the bill said the state needed the revenue generated from expanded gambling. Opponents said expanded gambling would hurt the state's image and lead to increased crime.

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