N.H. gov considers legalizing online gambling

Apr 4, 2010 9:16 AM

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch opposes allowing slot machines in Hudson and five other sites, but he might support the legalization of online gambling. 

Lynch's spokesman told the Nashua Telegraph that Lynch will unveil his plan for gambling in New Hampshire next week, and that the legalization of online gaming is one vehicle he is reviewing in an attempt to close the growing budget deficit. 

It's unknown how that would work. Presumably, any online gaming site doing business in the state would pay a tax. 

The House is now debating a Senate-passed bill that allows up to 17,000 slot machines and casino-style games in the state.

But Lynch opposes it because he said it fails to prevent the proliferation of gambling.