State Democrats Working on a Deal for North Jersey Casinos
Democrats who are in control of the state Senate and Assembly are close to hammering-out a deal that could pave the way for casinos in North Jersey.
According to Politico New Jersey, Democrats involved in the negotiations were mum on details, but some key sticking points were becoming better resolved, including exactly how many casinos would be permitted in the northern part of the state with two likely to be the agreed upon number. Some other points that need to be resolved include how much money North Jersey casinos would have to give to Atlantic City and if only casino operators licensed in Atlantic City would be allowed licenses to open casinos up north.
Atlantic City continues to struggle with recovering from four casinos closing in 2015, which left thousands out of work. Voters in the Garden State would need to ultimately decide on allowing casinos in North Jersey.