CONCORD, N.H. — Prospects for expanded gaming will depend on a New Hampshire House committee’s recommendation next week.

The House Ways and Means Committee meets first thing Tuesday morning to decide its recommendation for a new gambling bill. The bill would allow up to four casinos, depending on the version.

Supporters say New Hampshire must pass gambling this session if it wants to exploit a window of opportunity before newly legalized gambling in Massachusetts takes off.

Legislators have put off a final vote on the bill to consider new proposals.

The bill’s future in the House is uncertain as both sides scramble for votes. Even if it passes the House, which it has never done before, a gambling proposal would need a two-thirds majority to override Gov. John Lynch’s promised veto.


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