The N.H. Gambling Debate & A Look At The Northeastern Casino Boom

Apr 20, 2015

Like the return of spring crocuses, New Hampshire’s perennial gambling debate is back. Earlier this year, the Senate passed a two-casino bill and sent it to the House, which has been a graveyard for these measures.  We’ll find out if this time will be any different and look at how arguments around economic benefits and social costs have played out in other states.


  • Steve Duprey – former Republican Party chair in New Hampshire, president of Firefox Property Management Inc., and spokesman for the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling
  • Scott Spradling – president of the Spradling Group, a media relations company that represents Millenium Gaming, which hopes to develop a casino at Rockingham Park in Salem.


  • Jon Kamp, reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He has covered the casino battles in the Northeast. 
  • Brian Hallenbeck, staff writer for The Day of New London. His beats includes the casinos of Connecticut.