As I navigated my boat, the MOJO, across Great Bay in South Jersey last week I came upon one giant relic and maybe another bigger one.
Two state lawmakers have been pushing to set up casinos in northern New Jersey, but they – along with a developer who wants to build a casino in Jersey City – have been hit with some obstacles.
About 12 percent of New Jersey gamblers would take their business to one or more of the four new casinos being built in New York, according to a new poll.
Casinos are a jackpot of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to begin with. And for the Catskills, a chance to reclaim the glory days of the old lavish resort hotels.
Atlantic City casinos brought in nearly $8.5 million in the first five weeks of online gambling. That figure is off track towards meeting the state’s projected $1.2 billion mark at the end of June and slightly below the expectations of Union Gaming Research.
Connecticut might gamble on slots and video gaming in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks.
With competition in New York and Pennsylvania eating into New Jersey’s gambling revenue, state lawmakers are considering bringing casinos to Bergen County.
Technology companies working with the Atlantic City casinos tell The Associated Press they intentionally set their digital fences slightly away from the edge of New Jersey’s borders.
A discussion presenting both sides of a referendum on amending the state constitution to allow Las Vegas-type casinos was held.
The referendum was reworded to promise more jobs, tax cuts and aid for schools — all additions made to the initial version.
State lawmakers are poised to vote as early as Friday on a measure that would authorize Las Vegas-style resort casinos in three upstate areas.
Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.
Casinos in New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
The temporary adoption of the new rules will be effective on April 22, the Gaming Enforcement Division said Monday.
Figures released Monday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the city’s 12 casinos took in $212.3 million.