House rules: Representatives vote down Senate-passed casino bill
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It’s a truism at the betting tables and the State House: When it comes to casino gambling in New Hampshire, the House always wins.
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House killed a Senate-passed proposal to license and tax two casinos in the state, 289-63, bringing another effort by Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro to its demise.
“There may have been a time when casinos made sense for New Hampshire, but that time has without a doubt come and gone,” said Willis Griffith, a first-term Democrat from Manchester, speaking against the bill. No representatives spoke in favor.