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NH Senate sends House revised casino plan

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire'sSenate has passed a revised casino gambling bill that supporters hope willcapture enough votes to win support from a House reluctant to expand gambling.

The Senate voted15-9 Thursday to send the House the revised bill that would legalize twocasinos sharing a total of 5,000video slot machines and 240 table games.

Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, the bill's prime sponsor, addedkey features from a bill the House defeated in hopes of winning votes forpassage. D'Allesandro also included a provision to share the state's profitswith communities. Casino supporters had hoped to put that provision before theHouse but the House killed a bill two weeks ago without considering it.

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