What's At Stake Gambling Conversations Continue Online
Media Contact: Bruce Mallory
603-512-6237 (cell) / 207-439-3719 (home)
UNH Department of Education
Feb 23, 2010

DURHAM, N.H. – After the success of the statewide deliberations on expanded gambling held recently in 10 different cities, the University of New Hampshire organizers of What’s At Stake? Community Conversations on the Benefits and Risks of Expanded Gambling have created an on-line forum to gather further citizen input. 

Anyone can join the online deliberation by going to http://e-democracy.org/nh. This site, sponsored by e-Democracy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing citizen involvement in discussion of important community and social issues, will be managed by the What’s At Stake project team and remain open for comments and exchanges until March 15. Comments received during that time will be summarized and included in the final report that is submitted to Governor Lynch’s Study Commission on Expanded Gaming in New Hampshire. 

“Our goal continues to be to foster as much informed and constructive discussion as possible on the question of expanded legalized gambling in New Hampshire. The face-to-face conversations that took place earlier this month involved almost 200 citizens from around the state, and now we want to increase that number through the use of the web,” says Bruce Mallory, professor of education at UNH and coordinator of What’s At Stake.

In addition, the Berlin conversation, initially combined with Littleton due to low advance registration, is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2010 at White Mountain Community College. Those who have already registered do not need to do so again. For more information or to register, go to www.whatsatstake.unh.edu or call 877-338-5322.

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