Say Yes to New Hampshire. Say NO to Casinos.
Political and Legal Damage
18. A casino of any type will open the tribal casino loophole.
Legalization of slots or casinos under ANY model (state-owned or licensed, racino, resort, neighborhood) triggers federal law requiring that the state permit any recognized tribe to conduct the same types of gambling on tribal and tribal trust lands.
Although there are now no recognized tribes in New Hampshire, legalization in other states usually generates gambling industry solicitation, sponsorship, and funding for tribes that could be recognized.
Tribal casinos are not subject to state or local environmental and land use regulation.