Politicians in New Jersey
The news has been filing in via Twitter about the case, the result of which had been anticipated for months. The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals held the status quo, which is sports betting cannot take place in New Jersey:
In 2014, New Jersey had passed a law that would allow sports betting to take place at its casinos.
The professional sports leagues in the U.S. (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL), the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Justice took New Jersey to court over the law, trying to keep the ban in place. The leagues won in the lower court before again winning this appeal.
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson — a top Republican donor who could boost Gov. Chris Christie's potential presidential campaign — said he'd be interested in building a casino in the Meadowlands if the state allows gambling to expand, according to a report by the Associated Press. Especially now that Secaucus no longer has pig farms.
A college near Atlantic City may buy one of the Jersey Shore resort town's defunct casinos.
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian disclosed college officials' interest in real estate at an economic forum in Burlington County Wednesday, the newspaper reported.
"So in the next couple of weeks, you’ll see they’re either going to end up with the Atlantic Club, which means all the property in that section of town will become the college district,” Guardian told conference attendees, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
ATLANTIC CITY – (Associated Press) - Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that Atlantic City is undergoing a natural and necessary transformation as it expands beyond a gambling-only resort.
Christie convened a summit meeting on the resort’s future that was closed to the public and press for all but the very beginning of his remarks. But afterward, he said the changes buffeting the seaside gambling resort couldn’t be avoided.
Atlantic City began the year with 12 casinos. Three of them have already closed, and a fourth is shutting down next week.
New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) insists that the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, could be just what the doctor ordered to help the Garden State’s struggling casino industry. Atlantic City gambling revenues are the worst in recent memory while the Seaside community copes with the possibility of losing one quarter of its casinos by year’s end.
Great news for those gamblers living in Northern New Jersey and even those in nearby Manhattan. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has said he is open to the idea of expanding casino gambling in the northern part of the state. The South Jersey Democrat Senator told the Bergen Record on Wednesday that he has been in private discussions with officials in North Jersey. The Associated Press noted that Sweeney has strongly defended a five-year moratorium on any discussion of casino gambling outside of Atlantic City until at least 2016.
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