Gambling on Sports a Sure Bet in Busy House Action
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First Keno and now betting on sporting events. The House Tuesday approved sports betting after the US Supreme Court opened the door last year to the once illicit activity.
Approved by a 269-82 vote, House Bill 480 would allow up to 10 betting locations throughout the state, but would prohibit wagering on high school games and on New Hampshire college and university teams.
The proposal is projected to produce up to $10 million in revenue during the first year, according to the Lottery Commission, which would oversee the operation.
“Today betting on sports events is categorically illegal in New Hampshire,” said Rep. Richard Ames, D-Jaffrey, “but we know people are participating in sports betting.”