Senate Bill 489 is the number for Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s latest effort to bring slots to New Hampshire. Unlike the House where all bills had to be out a month ago, Senate bills follow a more leisurely path, and the new gambling bill has just been unveiled.
Thankfully, this bill was defeated!
Gambling defeat in House was a good move
“On April 21, the New Hampshire House soundly defeated a massive gambling expansion, voting 212-158 to kill Senate Bill 489. The bill — which would have allowed six casinos and slot machine facilities to open around the state — had become a “Christmas tree” of ideas, with many communities, including Manchester and Groveton, seeking to get in on the act. Gov. John Lynch, in a decisive move, announced that he would veto the bill if it got to his desk.”