Majority of Belknap County reps opposed casino bill

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CONCORD — Of the 18 representatives from Belknap County  — all Republicans — eleven voted against and four in favor of a bill to allow the construction and operation of four casinos offering table games and slot machines, which the New Hampshire House of Representatives rejected yesterday by a vote of 195 nays and 154 yeas.

Representatives Harry Accornero of Laconia, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Dave Russell of Gilmanton and Dennis Fields of Sanbornton were the only ...

CONCORD — Of the 18 representatives from Belknap County  — all Republicans — eleven voted against and four in favor of a bill to allow the construction and operation of four casinos offering table games and slot machines, which the New Hampshire House of Representatives rejected yesterday by a vote of 195 nays and 154 yeas.

Representatives Harry Accornero of Laconia, Jim Pilliod of Belmont, Dave Russell of Gilmanton and Dennis Fields of Sanbornton were the only members of the county delegation who voted in favor of House Bill 593.

Representatives Don Flanders, Bob Luther and Frank Tilton of Laconia, Peter Bolster, Robert Malone and Jeffrey St. Cyr of Alton, Guy Comtois and Elaine Swinford of Barnstead, Alida Millham of Gilford, and Bob Greemore and Colette Worsman of Meredith voted against the bill.

Bob Kingsbury of Laconia, Tyler Simpson of New Hampton and Bill Tobin of Sanbornton did not vote.