New Hampshire Online Poker Bill Dies

A bill to allow online poker play in New Hampshire failed to advance in the state’s legislature. The state’s House voted unanimously to let the bill die and revisit the issue in the state’s next legislative session. The state lottery is permitted to sell tickets online, however.

A bill to allow online poker in New Hampshire was defeated in the state’s House, which voted 23 to 0 that the bill was “inexpedient to legislate.”

The vote means the bill should be revisited during the next legislative session. The bill was introduced in January, but gained little traction throughout the year and failed to make it out of committee.

New Hampshire does allow online lottery services, giving some hope to proponents, but the bill stalled regardless. The bill also did not spell out any specifics on how online poker would be regulated and taxed.

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