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|Policy Points||January 10, 2012|
|The newsletter of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies|
In this issue:
In light of the New Hampshire Legislature's return to the gambling debate and Massachusetts' decision to legalize casinos, the Center has updated its model of the costs and benefits to the state of expanded gambling. According to our analysis, expanded gambling in New Hampshire would bring a net economic benefit to the state – in terms of economic development and state revenues – even with new casinos in Massachusetts and after offsetting costs associated with pathological gambling. However, our model does not account for the potential negative effects of expanded gambling on New Hampshire’s “brand." We've published the results as a Policy Note, which you can find here.
The Center has been a resource for journalists around the world in recent weeks, as they seek information and context about New Hampshire's economy in light of the state's traditional First-in-the-Nation Primary. Visit our website to catch some of the coverage.
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