My Turn: Gambling with our people
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The New Hampshire Legislature is contemplating House Bill 480, which would legalize sports betting in the Granite State.
Why shouldn’t we just legalize and regulate expanded gambling? After all, New Hampshire has had a lottery for years, generating revenue for the state. People are going to bet on sports anyway, so what’s the big deal? The state might as well regulate sports gambling and in the process, generate revenue. Why not take something that people are going to do anyway and generate money for a “good cause,” namely the state education fund? Seems like the best possible solution, right?