9 New Hampshire citites poised to vote on allowing a retail sports betting presence


IN DOVER TONIGHT TO EXPLAIN.>> DOVER IS ONE OF THOSE NINE
CITIES THE VOTE ON TUESDAY ONE
OF SEVERAL PROCESSES UNDERWAY
THAT BRING SPORTS BETTING CLOSER
TO FRUITION. THERE ARE SEVERAL
MOVING PARTS THOUGH, BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT VENDOR WILL PROVIDE
IT, AND WHERE WE MIGHT FIND IT. SEVERAL NEW HAMPSHIRE
COMMUNITIES VOTED TO ALLOW KENO
A FEW YEARS AGO, NOW VOTERS IN
NINE CITIES WILL DECIDE WHETHER
TO PERMIT RETAIL SPORTS BETTING
LOCATIONS.>>YOU PLAY IT.>>IS I.>>WOULD YOU DO SPORTS BETTING
AS WELL?>>YES I WOULD. SOMERSWORTH, SEEMS GAME. WHILE THE MAYOR WANTS NEW
HAMPSHIRE TO FIND A BETTER
STATEWIDE WAY TO RAISE REVENUE,
HE HAS BEEN SUPPORTIVE.>>WE HAVE SEEN THAT THIS HAS
HELPED OUT SEVERAL BUSINESSES
THAT HAVE GONE THE ROUTE OF KENO
WORRIED. THAT’S GREAT FOR BUSINESS AND AS
MAYOR, I AM NOT GOING TO HINDER
BUSINESSES.>>THE LOTTERY COMMISSION SAYS
IT COULD APPROVE UP TO TEN
PHYSICAL LOCATIONS AND FIVE
MOBILE TO HOST SPORTS GAMBLING
ON PROFESSIONAL TEAMS, AND
NON-NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION ONE COLLEGE TEAMS. ALTHOUGH TOWNS LIKE SEABROOK
CAN’T CONSIDER PUTTING IT ON
BALLOTS UNTIL EARLY NEXT YEAR,
ITS A PROCESS THE SEABROOK PARK
IS WATCHING CLOSELY.>>SPORTS BETTING WOULD BE VERY
COMPLEMENTARY FOR THE SEABROOK
FACILITY AS A DESTINATION.>>THIRTEEN COMPANIES HAVE
SUBMITTED PROPOSALS TO RUN
SPORTS BETTING SYSTEMS.>>THEY END UP BEING A TENANT
AND IN OUR WAY OF THINKING, AND
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS PARTNER.>> THE COMMISSION IS IN FINAL
NEGOTIATIONS WITH DRAFT KINGS TO
BE THE ONE VENDOR THAT WOULD
OVERSEE MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. THEY’RE KNOWN TO MANY FOR
HOSTING FANTASY FOOTBALL
LEAGUES. THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROVED
BY THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. THEN THE PROCESS OF DECIDING

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