Gambling Gets Its Day In The House

May 23, 2013

Gambling has been front and center in New Hampshire politics since January.  Governor Hassan made a major political push for it, interest groups weighed in on both sides, and public policy groups came out with data on the possible effects of a Granite State casino. That's why today's vote in the House has been considered by many as maybe the biggest vote of the year. In the end, the House voted 199-164 to kill the casino bill. Today we'll have some of the major players of this debate and ask gaming advocate what's next for them.


  • David Hess – Republican State Representative from Hooksett, longtime gambling opponent
  • David Campbell –Democratic State Representative from Nashua, supporter of the casino bill
  • Josh Rogers – Statehouse reporter for NHPR

 We'll also hear from

  • Joe Casey – President of the new Hampshire building and Construction Trades Council
  • Nicki Clarke- Executive Director of Capitol Center for the Arts