..

North vs. South in New Jersey Gambling Expansion Debate

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Feb/20/2014
North vs. South in New Jersey Gambling Expansion Debate

North New Jersey lawmakers want a casino in the Meadowlands, just a minutes drive away from Manhattan (barring rush hour).  South Jersey lawmakers want gambling to be inclusive to Atlantic City.

A debate took place Thursday afternoon to discuss gambling expansion in the Garden State as part of a hearing of the Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee.  Legislators in the northern part of the state argued that greedy casino executives have ruined Atlantic City. No vote was taken during the day’s hearing.

“We don’t want to destroy an industry. They can do that themselves,” said Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-Essex, who chairs the committee. “(Casino executives) don’t give one damn about anything but themselves. All they did was take money from that city. Now that the market is challenged, it’s up to us to try to assist. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look at it honestly.”

Legislation approved in February 2011 created state-run Tourism District, encompassing the casinos, outlets and main thoroughfares of the city. That district is overseen by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Christie has said he would wait five years from the creation of the Tourism District before he would consider asking voters to think about casino expansion.

“We cannot bury our heads in the sand and say everything will be fine,” Caputo said. “Atlantic City is not going to be fine. It’s not going to come back to its original form.”
- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Sports Betting Firms Use Helping the Homeless in Likely $100 Million Ad Spend to Woo California Voters

But "California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Act" referendum suggesting legalized gambling will help reduce homelessness may rub some voters the wrong way.

Maine Sports Betting Market Limited and Not Likely to Go Live for Another Two Years

Maine Sports Betting Market Limited and Not Likely to Go Live for Another Two Years

Up to 12 entities have reached out to the Maine Gambling Control Unit to introduce themselves and offer information about their services, but they're not who you might think.

Kevin Durant Next Team Odds Have Suns Favored at 4-5

Kevin Durant Next Team Odds Have Suns Favored at 4-5

The Brooklyn Nets come in at the middle of the pack to win the 2023 NBA Championship, thanks in no small part to Kevin Durant asking to leave.

Can I Bet Sports Online With Just a Valid Email?

Can I Bet Sports Online With Just a Valid Email?

More and more online sportsbooks are moving to the anonymous wagering model.  Sites like Nitrobetting only require a valid email to open an account and to get paid.

Premier League Clubs Will Vote on Banning Gambling Brands as Shirt Sponsors

Half of last season’s 20 top-flight teams in the Premier League had betting sponsors on their shirts, but that could soon be changing.

Syndicate