New Hampshire: To curb large-scale casinos, Concord opens zones for small gaming venues

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New Hampshire: To curb large-scale casinos, Concord opens zones for small gaming venues

Article brief provided by Concord Monitor
  • Sruthi Gopalakrishnan, Concord Monitor
July 9, 2024 7:50 PM
  • Sruthi Gopalakrishnan, Concord Monitor

If a charitable organization, religious center, restaurant, hotel, hospital, or any other business in Concord wants to open a casino, they can, but the casino must be smaller than the main building of the primary business.

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At Monday night’s city council meeting, a zoning ordinance was approved to curb the development of large-scale casinos in Concord. But this regulation would not impact the existing Concord Casino or the proposed 43,000-square-foot casino off of Loudon Road.

“This does prevent a proliferation of casinos in other parts of the city and I think this is a sound measure to move forward,” said Mayor Byron Champlin, supporting the ordinance.