“I am disappointed in the decision by the House of Representatives to reject expanded gambling in New Hampshire,” says Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “In my opinion, this plan would have stimulated our state’s economy in a number of critical ways, including major tax cuts for businesses throughout the state. House Bill 593 would provide an immediate and significant boost to jobs, tourism and economic development.

“New Hampshire Motor Speedway has repeatedly expressed interest in competing for the right to host a site for a casino and will continue to voice support for similar plans that increase jobs and promote tourism,” stated Gappens.