NEW JERSEY LAND CASINO OWNERS OPPOSE EXPANSION OF ONLINE GAMBLING TO RACETRACKS (Update)
Casino Association of New Jersey says proposed legalization would go against the wishes of New Jersey voters.
Citing the voter rejection of a recent proposal to expand land casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, the Casino Association of New Jersey singled its opposition Tuesday to a fresh proposal by lawmakers that would allow the Monmouth and Meadowlands racetracks to offer off-track online casino gambling in partnership with Atlantic City casinos that have online assets.
The Association said that the proposal goes against the will of New Jersey voters who recently opposed the land casino expansion plan in a referendum.
In a press statement, the Association commented:
“Last month, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would allow casinos in northern New Jersey, delivering a resounding no to casino development outside of Atlantic City. Despite that statement by the people of this state just last month, legalization was almost immediately moved that would effectively allow casino slot machines at New Jersey racetracks outside of Atlantic City.”