New Hampshire: Concord planning board approves new casino zoning

New Hampshire: Concord planning board approves new casino zoning

Article brief provided by Concord Monitor
  • David Brooks, Concord Monitor
May 22, 2024 3:52 PM
  • David Brooks, Concord Monitor

A proposal to limit casinos in Concord to fewer locations while the city writes new laws to control their use got approval Wednesday from the Planning Board and will go before the public in July before the city council decides what to do.

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The proposed change in city ordinance would have no impact on the existing Concord Casino, operated by Andy Sanborn on South Main Street, currently closed, as well as on Sanborn’s plans to build a larger casino on Break O’Day Drive off Loudon Road because both of those pre-date any change to the city ordinance.

Concord Casino was ordered to close its doors and complete its sale within six months, beginning Jan. 1 or risk a two-year license revocation after Sanborn was found unsuitable for the state’s charitable gaming model by a joint investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and the Attorney General’s office.