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New Hampshire Gambling Opposition Radio Ad Off Mark

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The state of New Hampshire announced this week that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act that was written into law to protect against illegal online gambling, is intruding on the state's legal lottery operation.

Now, late in the week the state came up against opposition to new proposals that would bring legalized slot gambling to the state. The opposition group did not do much research in their work.

A radio commercial is being run by two attorneys in New Hampshire, Phil McGlaughlin and Warren Rudman. The ad tugs at the basic, outdated argument that expanded gambling brings crime to an area. Rudman has stated his opinion on this matter regarding the crime.

"Mr. Rudman's views that crime associated with expanded gambling outweighs the revenue that can be generated from slot machines. The revenue would help keep taxes from being raised, and there is no evidence with dozens of casinos going up recently around the country that the crime has outweighed the revenue support given an individual state,' said observer Brent Trumoy.

The government of New Hampshire is searching for ways to avoid having to raise taxes. There are several proposals to legalize slot machines. The state is already losing revenue to their education system thanks to the UIGEA.

Credit card companies have stopped processing subscription packages to the Powerball lottery, which has caused millions of dollars to be lost in New Hampshire. The slot machines would help offset some of that money lost.

Around the country, many lawmakers have used legalized gambling as a way to help with state budgets. In most cases, the casino gambling has been largely successful, and major crime increases has not been reported to be an issue in these states.

January 24, 2009
Posted By April Gardner
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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