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.
The governor of Nevada has signed a bill legalizing online gambling there and one New Jersey gaming attorney and consultant believes it will happen in the Garden State, too.
Christie announced at 10 a.m. Friday that the roads to Atlantic City were reopening and that the city’s casinos had permission to restart operations.
“I think it’s outrageous that these U.S. senators are trying to take away from the state of New Jersey and other states,” New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney.
Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 56 percent of registered voters backed the creation of casinos “similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.”
All but one of Atlantic City’s 11 casinos planned to shut down Friday as Hurricane Irene moved toward the resort city, where a mandatory evacuation was ordered.
Revenues have been down for 34 straight months, but experts say the almost three-year long streak could be broken soon.
Gov. Chris Christie said he won’t sign a bill that would allow smaller casinos to be built in Atlantic City before the rest of an ambitious package to rejuvenate the nation’s second-largest gambling market is also approved.
Bills to create a casino district with much greater state oversight and to loosen the amount of regulation that govern the city’s 11 casinos will be considered.
Christie said a deal could be hammered out on Monday if the Assembly agrees to push back its Christmas vacation, and said the deal would give Atlantic City certainty about its future.