Expanded Gaming http://nhpr.org en Tentative Deal Between N.H. House, Senate On Charity Gambling http://nhpr.org/post/tentative-deal-between-nh-house-senate-charity-gambling <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative deal on a bill to tighten rules for table games operated in the name of New Hampshire charities.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:51:09 +0000 Associated Press 49072 at http://nhpr.org Tentative Deal Between N.H. House, Senate On Charity Gambling Expanded Gambling: Will New Bill Change Minds? http://nhpr.org/post/expanded-gambling-will-new-bill-change-minds <p>After many failed attempts to pass a casino bill, supporters think they may finally have a winning hand -- proposing two casinos and a new revenue-sharing plan. Opponents are raising long-held concerns about gambling’s social costs, including addiction and crime. We’ll look at this new bill and its odds for passing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47006 at http://nhpr.org Expanded Gambling: Will New Bill Change Minds? The Sidebar: Under Senate's Casino Bill, N.H. Towns Would See New Revenue http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-under-senates-casino-bill-nh-towns-would-see-new-revenue <p>Casino supporters are betting that a plan to distribute more than $25 million in gambling revenue to New Hampshire cities and towns will convince House lawmakers to reverse their historic opposition to expanded gaming.</p><p>Less than a month after it killed a casino bill favored by Gov. Maggie Hassan, the House will begin discussion on Senate Bill 366, which proposes to authorize two casinos in the Granite State.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:57:12 +0000 Brian Wallstin 46469 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Under Senate's Casino Bill, N.H. Towns Would See New Revenue New Odds For Gambling Legislation? http://nhpr.org/post/new-odds-gambling-legislation <p>After yet another casino bill failed last year, new versions have emerged – with new regulations attached in hopes of appeasing opponents.&nbsp; Supporters say a casino would bring in much-needed revenue to the state. But opposition remains among those worried about social costs, and those who question whether it would be profitable, given expanded gambling elsewhere in New England.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42966 at http://nhpr.org New Odds For Gambling Legislation? The Sidebar: Latest N.H. Casino Bill Builds On Failed 2013 Legislation http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-latest-nh-casino-bill-builds-failed-2013-legislation <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Update: The Senate Ways &amp; Means Committee approved</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;S</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">B</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">366, 4-1, this morning. Sen. Bob Odell,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">R-Lempster,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">was the lone vote in opposition to the bill, which would license two casinos. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:28:48 +0000 Brian Wallstin 42518 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Latest N.H. Casino Bill Builds On Failed 2013 Legislation Keno Bill Sets Aside Funds to Treat Gambling Disorders http://nhpr.org/post/keno-bill-sets-aside-funds-treat-gambling-disorders <p>Legislation that would bring Keno to an estimated 250 bars and restaurants would, for the first time, establish a program to treat gambling addiction in New Hampshire.</p><p>An amendment to HB 485 would set aside 1 percent of the sales from Keno - about $435,000 - to the state Department of Health and Human Services for education, treatment and prevention services. William Butynski, D-Hindale, who proposed the amendment, says it’s time for lawmakers to recognize that even state-sponsored gambling such as the lottery can cause problems for a small percentage of people who play.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 41348 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Is Keno The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? http://nhpr.org/post/sidebar-keno-next-big-bet-nh-lottery <p>On a recent afternoon at the Common Grounds Cafe, 200 yards from the New Hampshire border in Methuen, Mass, a handful of men sit along a short counter or at several tables in the back of the cafe.</p><p>Eyes moving back and forth from their pink and white betting slips to two wall-mounted video monitors, they wait for the next drawing of a popular electronic lottery game called Keno.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 41347 at http://nhpr.org The Sidebar: Is Keno The Next Big Bet For The N.H. Lottery? MA Casinos Coming- Eventually http://nhpr.org/post/ma-casinos-coming-eventually <p>It’s been two years since Massachusetts’ gaming law took effect, but so far, not a single casino has been licensed or built.&nbsp; The law allows for three regional resort casino licenses and one slots parlor.&nbsp; Casino proposals in the Southeastern part of the state have stalled. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:33:08 +0000 Rick Ganley 40082 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Dec. 9 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-dec-9 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's&nbsp;Josh Rogers discusses discussion in the Statehouse about expanded gambling and lack of funds for highway projects, as well as Republican Bob Smith, a former U.S. Senator, declaring his candidacy for his old seat.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:33:36 +0000 Josh Rogers 39788 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Dec. 9 Remembering Rockingham Park: A Story Of Prestige And Decline http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-rockingham-park-story-prestige-and-decline <p>This week, NHPR has been taking a close look at what a casino would mean for the town of Salem, a likely location for a gambling establishment.&nbsp; On Wednesday, the House voted down the idea of expanded gaming.&nbsp; We end our series today with a look back at the best—and worst—times The Rock has faced.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 27993 at http://nhpr.org Remembering Rockingham Park: A Story Of Prestige And Decline Pennsylvanians Tout Casino Benefits To N.H. Lawmakers http://nhpr.org/post/pennsylvanians-tout-casino-benefits-nh-lawmakers <p><a href="http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=24703702">Millennium Gaming</a> brought leaders from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Concord to tout the benefits of a casino to lawmakers at a lunch meeting today.&nbsp; Millennium runs <a href="http://www.meadowsgaming.com/" target="_blank">The Meadows</a> casino and racetrack in Washington.&nbsp; If New Hampshire allows a casino at <a href="http://www.rockinghampark.com/" target="_blank">Rockingham Park</a>, Millennium would develop it.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:26:44 +0000 Amanda Loder 27117 at http://nhpr.org Pennsylvanians Tout Casino Benefits To N.H. Lawmakers Hassan Makes Case For Casino In Budget Address http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-makes-case-casino-budget-address <p>Governor Maggie Hassan used her budget address to propose a new, high-end casino.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Hassan’s <a href="http://www.governor.nh.gov/media/news/2013/pr-2013-02-14-balanced-budget.htm" target="_blank">budget</a> banks on this casino generating $80 million in licensing fees.&nbsp; And she said the state is already dealing with the social costs of gambling allowed in <em>other </em>states, without benefiting from the revenue.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:39:04 +0000 Amanda Loder 22004 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Makes Case For Casino In Budget Address