Sports gambling could join Keno at NH taverns
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It’s an open secret that gambling on sports is rampant, if not entirely legal, at bars and taverns across the nation. And 2 Doors Down in Somersworth is no exception.
“Everyone hides it, you know they do,” owner Sherri Spencer said with a laugh. “It’s everywhere.”
Soon, if Gov. Chris Sununu has his way, bettors will be able to legally gamble on sports in New Hampshire if that part of his proposed state budget comes to pass.
Spencer said far from a high-stakes bookie ring operates in the back corner of 2 Doors Down. Most of the betting that (she thinks) takes place there is fairly innocuous – such as college-basketball tournament pools, Super Bowl squares and private bets between two or more individuals. Should the state take control of sports betting, she said most of it would take place in a fashion similar to how patrons play Keno 603 – through a kiosk, with winnings paid out instantly.