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New Hampshire casino bill passes in Senate

Efforts to bring casino gambling to the Granite State paid off on Thursday, after a bill passed the full New Hampshire Senate at 13 votes to 10. SB 242 calls for the opening of two casinos in the state, with a total of 240 table games and 5,000 slot games between them. The bill does not specify where these casinos will be located.

Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s bill first cleared the Senate earlier this month in a 13-10 vote, but was then referred to the Finance Committee for further consideration. The Finance Committee tied 3-3 in its decision on the bill, which was then sent back to the Senate floor. As noted, SB 242 managed to attract the same numbers in its favor just before the weekend.

This is the first time that a…