Hinsdale OTB closes doors for final time

Staff Writer
Published: 11/7/2018 5:32:46 PM

The Hinsdale OTB shuttered its doors for the final time on Wednesday.

Despite efforts by the family of owner and chief operator Bill Faucher, who passed away on Aug. 6 at the age of 80, the off-track betting parlor will no longer be in operation.

“It’s absolutely heartbreaking,” said Faucher’s daughter, Karen Gaddy, who took over the business following her father’s passing. “So many folks have come to love it and have said what a great place it was. I feel bad for the customers, but unfortunately for family members, it wasn’t going to be something we could do without my father.”

Faucher was issued a license to operate a gaming facility on Feb. 25, 2015, with a caveat that live racing commence by Feb. 23, 2019. Gaddy said that those restrictions were not going to be able to be met, which made it difficult to continue her father’s business, which was located in a small building on Brattleboro Road in Hinsdale, N.H.

While the business will no longer be open, patrons can still cash any winning tickets from the parlor by mail. Gaddy did not have all the details, but said they would be posted on the door of the parlor as soon as she did. Folks can also reach out to the New Hampshire Racing and Charitable Gaming Division for instructions. There are no plans for the parlor to reopen, although Gaddy said there has been some interest by others about potentially purchasing the business. 

“I just want to thank our customers,” Gaddy concluded. “This was my dad’s dream. He started working on it in 2013 and opened it in 2015. It kept him going. He loved it, through and through.”


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