New Hampshire: Committee approves bill allowing host communities to join charitable gaming

New Hampshire: Committee approves bill allowing host communities to join charitable gaming

Article brief provided by Concord Monitor
  • Sruthi Gopalakrishnan, Concord Monitor
April 24, 2024 3:46 PM
  • Sruthi Gopalakrishnan, Concord Monitor

The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance Senate Bill 472, which allows host communities to participate in charitable gaming alongside charities and non-profits.

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Senate Bill 472, now heading to the full House of Representatives, broadens the scope of charitable gaming by extending its benefits to municipalities hosting gaming establishments. If approved, these communities would receive a share of the proceeds.

Under the proposed legislation, gaming operators would be required to conduct 10 days of gaming, with 35% of the profits allocated to the local host municipality. Currently, only approved charities and non-profits can participate in charitable gaming.