The chief’s reason, according to Lambert, such a game might be illegal.
“That could be argued under the statute,” Lambert said. “They could come in to arrest you for a nickel-dime-quarter game.”
The favorable committee vote, coupled with the bill’s placement on the consent calendar, means the bill stands a good chance of passing the House, Lambert said.
“That’s a good sign,” he said.
He’s also optimistic about Senate approval.
“Anyone would be hard pressed to defeat that in the Senate,” he said. “This is an enormous win for people who favor poker in New Hampshire.”