"I am not morally opposed to expanded gambling, and while I am willing to include it in an open and honest discussion of all new state revenue opportunities, we need to look more carefully at the long-term impact gambling will have on our people and our economy, rather than just the “quick-fix” injection of cash and construction jobs that building new casinos would generate. There are very real “social costs” that need to be taken into consideration as well.
"Beyond that, the gambling market in New England appears to be nearly saturated. Elsewhere, where this has happened, states have had to step in and use taxpayer dollars to subsidize casinos. I also worry about the impact that casinos in N.H. would have on our more established tourist destinations, such as Hampton Beach. Finally, I am concerned about the damaging political influence that casino lobbyists could develop over the Legislature."
Source: Seacoast Online Voter Guide 2012