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Casino for NH gets another chance at coming into being
The state Senate Thursday voted 15-9 to approve state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro's gaming bill that would allow two casinos to share 5,000 video slot machines and 240 table games, producing an estimated $168 million for the state.
The new proposal also adds $25.2 million in annual revenue sharing for cities and towns that was proposed as an amendment in the House but never came up after the bill was killed.
That bill, legalizing a single casino with up to 5,000 slot machines and 150 table games, was killed by the House, 173-144, two weeks ago.
During the 10-minute Senate debate on the bill, some senators said casino gambling is the wrong road to do down.
"SB 366 is the first serious legislative remedy to restore revenue sharing payments and is a much needed move to help lessen the burdens of local property taxpayers," said Rep. Ken Weyler, R-Kingston. "I am pleased to see the Senate move forward on a $25 million dollar remedy to the tax challenges our state faces."
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