“What we have known as the `NH advantage’ — the advantage that bring Massachusetts consumers to our state — will rapidly become the `Massachusetts advantage,’’’ Democratic Rep. Candace Bouchard said .

The House delayed a vote on the bill last week, as the amendments needed to face a public hearing and consideration first. The hearing was held this Tuesday by the Ways and Means Committee.

It is somewhat doubtful that the bill will pass, leaving both supporters and opponents to quickly try to scrounge up votes. A gambling bill has never been passed by the House before, and a two-thirds majority will be required to override a veto by the governor.

Governor John Lynch has promised he will veto the bill if it goes through.

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