Information for Charities
Before a NH Charity may participate in “Games of Chance” in the state of New Hampshire, they must satisfy the Requirements of the NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission. The charitable group must have been registered with the NH Secretary of State and the NH Charitable Trust Division of the Attorney General's office for at least two years.
Information on the licensing procedure and forms required may be found on the web site of the NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission at:
Potentially the most difficult job for the charity is finding a location to participate in Games of Chance. Most of the locations where Games of Chance are offered have lengthy waiting lists and very few of the organizations who currently participate do not seek a license for the next year. The locations and Game Operators currently licensed in NH can be found at www.racing.nh.gov/goc/index.html.
There are 73 Charities who currently participate at Rockingham Park or Seabrook Park which include the following:
Child Advocacy Rockingham Nutrition American Legion
Through the efforts of the charities, the Seabrook Park Poker Room and the Rockingham Park Poker Room, over $11 million has been raised for charities since these poker rooms opened in 2006. This has become a very important revenue opportunity for the charities as their funding from local, regional and/or state government has declined over the same period of time.