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Rally Supports North Jersey Gaming

June 4, 2016:

Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey President Mark Ford along with Anthony Perretti and Mike Gulotta aligned forces with top state Democrats, county officials and union leaders on Friday at a news conference to convey their confidence to the public that casino gambling will be brought to the northern part of the state....read on

Pivotal NJ Casino Bill Moves Forward

January 11, 2016:

On Monday, January 11, a piece of casino expansion legislation agreed to by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto passed the Senate by a vote of 33-6. The bill, which would result in a ballot question this fall regarding casino expansion, now needs to be passed by the Assembly in order to move on....read on

Another Roadblock For Sports Wagering

November 24, 2014:

On Friday, November 21 In New Jersey, Federal District Court Judge Michael Shipp ruled that the State cannot partially lift a ban on sports wagering in New Jersey....read on

Sweeney’s Key Expansion Components

July 29, 2014:

In an opinion piece published late last week, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney discussed some of his thoughts regarding potential gaming expansion in the state outside of Atlantic City. One of the key components he listed was that current Atlantic City owners and operators that have invested in New Jersey should have the first opportunity to own and/or operate any new facility....read on

More On Gural/Meadowlands Deal

July 28, 2014:

A report out of New Jersey has provided more details about the deal that Jeff Gural struck with the state in order to take over operating control of the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Codey: NJ Racing Should Be Included

July 8, 2014:

Recent comments by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and by state Senate President Stephen Sweeney have given momentum to the idea of casinos being built in North Jersey – quite possibly the Meadowlands....read on

Secret North NJ Casino Meetings

July 3, 2014:

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has said that he has held private meetings regarding northern New Jersey casino expansion for the past year. Additionally, Sweeney has said that there is a “very real possibility” that the issue could go to referendum in November of 2015....read on

Sweeney: AC Not Giving Up Monopoly

March 19, 2014:

A report by John Brennan in The Bergen Record has quoted New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney as saying that talk of casino expansion in the northern end of the state will not be discussed in the legislature for another two years....read on

Sweeney: Going To Give AC Every Chance

January 23, 2012:

It was announced last week there was a political push to put together a Casino Gaming Study Commission to examine the possibility of casino expansion at the Meadowlands...read on

Judge Tosses Lesniak, Sweeney Lawsuit

March 9, 2011:

A lawsuit filed by New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Ray Lesniak in regard to sports betting being illegal in the state has been tossed out by...read on

Hanson Comments On Gov. Christie’s Actions

February 2, 2011:

Jon Hanson, advisor to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and architect of the controversial ‘Hanson Report,’ has commented on the actions Gov. Christie has taken so far in regard to the state’s casino and horse racing...read on

Christie, Sweeney Disagree On Subsidies

December 21, 2010:

In an article posted earlier today on NorthJersey.com, Governor Chris Christie indicated he hasn’t ruled out signing a bill that includes a three-year purse subsidy totaling $30 million for New Jersey horsemen...read on

NJ Gaming Summit Announced

July 12, 2010:

The Democratic leadership in the New Jersey legislature has announced that a gaming summit will be held next month “to craft solutions for ensuring the longterm viability of New Jersey’s struggling gaming and entertainment...read on

War Of Words Continues In NJ

February 18, 2010:

The back and forth war of words regarding the possible implementation of video lottery terminals at New Jersey racetracks took its latest twist yesterday when Stephen Sweeney, president of the New Jersey Senate, challenged governor Chris Christie...read on


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