Passing New Hampshire online casino legislation through the Senate wasn’t easy. But nothing involving online casino legislation has been easy in 2023.
Rep. Tim Lang’s SB 104 originally failed 11-12 on second reading Thursday. But Senate President Jeb Bradley had Lang’s back. Bradley immediately called a recess. And, after just a few minutes, the Senate returned and motioned to reconsider the bill. On a second vote, the New Hampshire online casino bill passed 12-11.
It’s the first successful vote for online casino by a legislative body this year. Sen. Kevin Avard switched his vote from no to yes to make the difference.
Charitable casinos in New Hampshire provide a portion of their revenue to different charities in the state.