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Meadowlands Casino Debated at East Coast Gaming Congress

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

Since brand 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 at that time: the resort town had dropped out of favor with tourists, and gambling was regarded as a solution to bring money back into the neighborhood economy. However with increasing competition from Pennsylvania therefore the specter of New York gambling enterprises in the horizon, some in the state now want to create a casino in a location that could compete with venues directly in neighboring states.

The theory of putting a casino into the Meadowlands located just outside of the latest York City was floated once again last week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, attracting support in addition to concern from those in attendance.

'A casino in north Jersey, to be taxed at 50 or 60 percent, we could do a billion dollars in that location,' stated Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, a Democrat. 'We've got become fighting for those customers. That's just what Pennsylvania is doing. That's what New York wants to complete.'

Beating New York to the marketplace

Caputo's idea is always to get a casino built in the Meadowlands before one is built in ny City. The first few licens


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