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Lawmakers Vote To Tighten Rules On Charity Gambling

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The House and Senate have voted to tighten rules for table games operated in the name of New Hampshire charities.

Lawmakers voted Wednesday to send the governor a bill establishing new financial record-keeping and reporting requirements for charities and deeper background investigations by the attorney general.

The bill clarifies the definition of so-called redemption slot machines and the Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission's enforcement authority over them.

The measure also establishes a study commission to determine the most appropriate system to make sure gambling helps charities raise the money they need to survive.

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