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    House Kills 2-Casino Bill
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    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JULY 8: The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City July 8, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Caesars, along with Atlantic City's 11 other casinos reopend this morning after they were forced to close their gambling floors for the first time in their 28-year history due to the New Jersey state budget impasse. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    The New Hampshire House has once again rejected casino gambling, voting down a proposal that would have legalized two by a roughly 50-vote margin.

    The House's vote Tuesday puts an end to casino hopes this year.

    The bill, if passed, would have allowed for two casinos in New Hampshire, one large and one small. The Senate, which is typically more open to gambling than the House, had already passed it.

    Supporters of the bill argued it would allow New Hampshire to bring in much-needed revenue that the state's citizens will spend at casinos in Massachusetts and elsewhere. But opponents have long said legalizing casinos in New Hampshire would bring negative social costs and provide an unreliable stream of revenue.

    Gov. Maggie Hassan supports expanded gambling.

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