Gambling panel members differ on what role is
Committee chair Rep. Richard Ames, D-Jaffrey, outlined what he believes the committee needs to accomplish: legislation covering the number of slots and table games, licensing fees, tax rates and investment requirements.
“How a casino should run is different than if we should have a casino,” he said.
The group did agree on a request for proposals for two consultants to help the group do its work and develop its recommendations.
The group has $250,000 to hire the consultants. Proposals are due Sept. 6 and the authority will select the consultants at its Sept. 13 meeting.
The prime sponsor of SB 152, Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester, has said he intends to introduce a similar bill during the 2014 session.
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