CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The odds don’t look good for the latest effort to authorize a casino in New Hampshire, but a quirky bill would give adults another way to gamble: children’s bingo games.

Under current law, hotels and campgrounds can host separate bingo games for adults and kids. A Senate committee holds a hearing today on a bill that would allow adults to join the children’s games, with some restrictions.

Adults over age 18 would be allowed to play if they are supervising a child or children, but they would not be eligible to win any prizes.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. James Webb of Derry, says he proposed the change after a trip to a campground with his grandchildren.



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