New Hampshire is another U.S. state planning to introduce a new gaming bill aimed to legalize table games and video lottery. The bill also proposes to issue two $50 million licenses to gaming operators.

Supporters of the bill believe that it will prevent gambling income from lottery and tourism going to neighboring Massachusetts which has already passed gambling legislation last year.

Opposition to the bills comes from many groups who are worried about social issues associated with gambling. The main opposition is from those who believe that the state would benefit from a monopoly like system should gambling be legalized.

This is not the first time gambling bills have passed the Senate but have never made it past the House.
The main stumbling block to the legislation passing comes from Gov. John Lynch who in the past has vowed to veto and gaming legislation. In his recent state address he reiterated his intention to veto legislation.

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