Atlantic City’s casino industry wants New Jersey voters to approve sports betting, saying it would provide an economic boost for the gambling town and the entire state.
The Casino Association of New Jersey, a trade group representing the city’s 11 gaming halls, issued a statement Tuesday in support of a November ballot referendum to allow sports betting in the state.
“Legalized sports betting will attract more tourists to visit our city and enjoy our world-class entertainment, thriving restaurant industry, brand-name retail shopping and famous Boardwalk,” said Bob Griffin, president of the association. “Sports betting will allow Atlantic City to better compete, grow and reinvest in the region.”
Casinos say the referendum, if passed, would be “an important step” in efforts to overturn a federal ban on sports betting. Only Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana are currently allowed to offer sports betting because they had it before the federal ban was enacted in 1992.
- Atlantic City’s casinos urge voters to approve sports betting (sportsvoteyes.com)
- New Jersey casinos support sports wagering vote (sportsvoteyes.com)
- Poll: Most NJ residents support legal sports wagers (sportsvoteyes.com)
- Casino Association of New Jersey Supports Sports Betting in New Jersey-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net)
- N.J. Legislature puts sports wagering vote on ballot (sportsvoteyes.com)