N.H. warned to separate casino operations

Sep 16, 2013 7:04 PM

The special gambling review board created by New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan was warned at a meeting last week that if casino gambling is approved in the state there should be two separate licensing and enforcement operations.

Addressing the board, Clyde Barrow, a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professor who is known for his work as a gambling policy analyst, said separating licensing and enforcement is considered a best practice in states with casinos. He said many states place enforcement under the state police while licensing is conducted by the lottery commission.

Currently, the N.H. Lottery Commission oversees the lottery while the state’s Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission is in charge of charitable gambling and racing, according to report by the AP’s Norma Love.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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