A casino bill has passed the New Hampshire Senate with a roll call vote of 13 “yea” and 11 “nay” votes and is being discussed by the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill would authorize two casinos in the state. One of the casinos would cost about $40 million to build and the other $80 million. They are expected to bring about $135 million in state revenue if the legislation is changed to allow for the gambling licenses.
At the moment there are those in the state who believe casino gambling is not the answer to increase state revenue in the long run; however, those who support it are hoping the projected earnings will be enough to sway the house into agreeing to let the casinos obtain licenses and be built.
New Hampshire SB113 is due out of the House Ways and Means Committee for a possible floor vote on April 30th.