Once a hot ticket, Manchester senator keeping up his fight for legal gambling
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It was the hot ticket item of 2013: casinos in the Granite State. Gov. Maggie Hassan championed it, businesses hailed it, and more than a few skeptics in the Legislature raised concerns on its potential effects.
Now, years after that and other efforts have fallen short, the spotlight has faded on New Hampshire’s gambling hopes. A hearing on a bill to legalize two casinos in New Hampshire and tax the proceeds drew a smaller-than-usual crowd in the Senate Finance committee Tuesday.
“I think this bill is past its time,” said Henry Veilleux, a lobbyist for the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling.