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
A report on newjerseynewsroom.com stated that it is hoped that legislation might be passed by the end of the year, and the headline on the story read, “As N.J. casinos, racetracks struggle financially, legislators announce ‘gaming summit.’”
State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney announced the summit, saying, “Our casinos and race tracks are...major economic drivers that cannot be allowed to flounder....New Jersey’s gaming industry -- whether it be casinos or racetracks -- is the lifeblood of many programs that are vital to our statewide economy through the jobs and economic development it creates.”
The article indicates that Senator Jim Whelan, a former mayor of Atlantic City, will be co-chair of the session.
(With files from Harness Tracks of America)