Meadowlands Casino Debated at East Coast Gaming Congress

The Meadowlands Sports Complex has long attracted fans from New York, and a casino is hoped by some lawmakers there could perform some same. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Since New Jersey first legalized casino gambling in 1976, it was grasped that casinos were only meant for Atlantic City into the Garden State. That made sense, at least during the time: the resort city had dropped out of favor with tourists, and gambling was viewed as a option to bring cash back into the regional economy. But with increasing competition from Pennsylvania plus the specter of New York gambling enterprises on the horizon, some in hawaii now want to construct a casino in a location that could directly take on venues in neighboring states.

The idea of placing a casino into the Meadowlands located simply outside of New York City was floated once again last week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, attracting support along with concern from those in attendance.

‘A casino in north Jersey, to be taxed at 50 or 60 per cent, we could do a billion dollars in that location,’ said Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, a Democrat. ‘We’ve got become fighting for those customers. That’s what Pennsylvania is doing. That’s what ny wants to complete.’

Beating New York to the marketplace

Caputo’s idea is to get a casino built within the Meadowlands before one is made in ny City. While the state of ny has recently started the licensing proces Continue reading Meadowlands Casino Debated at East Coast Gaming Congress