SBOA president: expand gaming at Meadowlands
« Return to News
"We are conceding the dollars our citizens gamble to venues outside of New Jersey, rather than offering more convenient locations, such as the Meadowlands Racetrack. No one with a realistic eye can ignore what a successful and convenient location the Meadowlands offers.
"Why should these gaming dollars go elsewhere, when they could be benefiting New Jersey's treasury?
"Polls have already indicated that this would be popular. Given the latest decision by the state to permit Atlantic City's casinos to serve as a hub for statewide Internet gaming without benefit of a referendum, there would seem to be no legal obstacle to expanding slots and table games outside of Atlantic City's borders.
"As the Asbury Park Press editorial pointed out, "staking so much on Atlantic City casinos as the exclusive venue for casino gambling in New Jersey was always a bad idea and a bad bet.”