Gambling in New Hampshire ran up against a stacked deck in the Statehouse today.
The House has voted to kill a bill that would have brought four casinos and 14,000 video slot machines to the state. The bill would have used gambling revenue to reduce business taxes.
Supporters urged quick action to offset the recent approval of three casinos in Massachusetts.
"Since Massachusetts passed its own expanded gaming bill, doing nothing is no longer an option," says Representative David Campbell, a Democrat from Nashua.
The House rejected that plan by 40 votes.