$75M bet at NH’s mini casinos in name of charity

December 8, 2013 • Business

In this photo taken Monday Nov. 25, Steve Rigione sets up a gambling table at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. As new Hampshire lawmakers consider legalizing a commercial casino the charities that rely on charity gambling, like Rockingham Park, fear a big-name gambling hall would take crucial revenue from there fundraising efforts. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — As New Hampshire debates legalizing a commercial casino, the charities that rely on games of chance to raise millions of dollars every year worry that a big-name gambling hall would siphon off crucial revenue for the services they provide.

The 35 percent payout to charities after deducting prizes ranges from a few thousand dollars from a poker room operating three days a week to more than $60,000 from 10 days at Rockingham Park racetrack in Salem.

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