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Kirkos Open To Expanded NJ Gaming

Published: February 16, 2010 10:10 am ET

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Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Kirkos has gone on the record in regard to the state of the New Jersey horse racing industry and gaming expansion within the state. “For too long, we’ve allowed these issues to fester,” he said.

Kirkos' comments come via an article on

According to the article, Kirkos sees expansion of gaming at racetracks as worth exploring. The report states that he doesn’t see why slot machines at New Jersey’s racetracks could be a threat to Atlantic City, when there already are slots in neighboring states.

The article cites Kirkos as saying that nearly 40 per cent of the 800 members of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce depend on 'destination' visitors for their business, including restaurants, hotels and stores.

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