Pleasant Street Gaming Shares The Proceeds
Non-Profits Benefit from Charitable Gaming Hall
Pleasant Street Gaming, LLC, is a new licensed charitable gaming hall in Claremont that hosts Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments to benefit local nonprofits, giving more than a third of all proceeds to local nonprofits. On Tuesday, April 24, they gave their first check in the amount of $2,441.25 to the Claremont Senior Center. Co-owners Berkess “Chuck” Carroll and Carla Prinn presented the check to Claire Lessard, executive director of the center, and Judy St. Pierre, chair of the board of directors for the center.
The gaming center is regulated by the NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission which oversees all operations for all licensed centers. The gaming center gives 35% of proceeds to non-profit organizations and 15 % to the State of NH. Applicants must be registered non-profits to receive payments. They can apply through the NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission and must be approved through the state before they can receive a payment.
Pleasant Street Gaming has two cash tables and five tournament tables which allows them to host 45-player tournaments. Future plans are to add blackjack and roulette and to connect to the Pleasant St. Restaurant for drinks while playing.
The gaming center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Buy-ins to play have a range of prices, and payoffs vary in amounts.
Pleasant Street Gaming has a few charities already signed up but needs five or six more to fill out their calendar. For more information, call (603) 504-6065 or visit their Facebook page.