Sneaking in the Back Door: New Hampshire Allowing “For Profit Firms” to Conduct Games of Chance (That’s Called Gambling, Dude)

Very interesting article recently in a New Hampshire newspaper.

Seems like a legalized form of gambling appears to be popping up frequently in communities throughout the state’s seacoast towns.

But here is the twist. Charitable gaming has been legal in New Hampshire since 1977.

That changed in 2006, when the state legislature voted to allow “for profit” firms to run games of chance.

Sounds almost casino like to me, but on a smaller scale.

What do you think?

I’m for it, frankly.

But others in the state like Jim Rubens (quoted by the Portsmith Herald newspaper), chairman of the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling, the idea of charitable gaming being backed by for-profit companies foreshadows unwanted further proliferation of gambling across the Granite State.

“Once you let a little in, the loopholes tend to get larger,” Rubens said.

Exactly right Jim. So let’s legalize gambling there, collect taxes. And if YOU and your followers don’t want to gamble, just don’t go to those establishments.

It’s as easy as that.

It’s called free choice.

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