State Senate of New Jersey Decides Not to Reintroduce Casino Expansion Legislation

December 23, 2017

The president of the State Senate of New Jersey, Stephen Sweeney (a Democrat), has recently announced that the state legislature will not reintroduce a ballot that would allow more casinos in New Jersey. Background to the Politics of Casinos Currently, the only casinos allowed to operate in New Jersey are limited to Atlantic City. In November 2016, a constitutional amendment was proposed to permit casino gambling in two additional counties of New Jersey, both of which are more than 72 miles from Atlantic City. However, this ballot was served a resounding defeat, with over 77 percent of voters opposed to… Read More