The Concord New Hampshire Planning Board approved a proposal for the construction of a 45,000 square foot casino and hotel. The developer, Big Step plans to building the casino hotel that will include a restaurant and parking lot at 7 Break O Day Drive in the Gateway Performance District. The proposal is to build the project in two parts, starting with the gaming hall. The hotel and conference center would follow. Andy Sanborn is the managing member of the Concord Casino. Upon full approval the casino could open in 18 months.