The president of Atlantic City’s largest casino workers’ union called on Gov. Chris Christie to sign an Internet gambling bill, saying online betting revenue could make the difference between two or more casinos surviving or having to close.
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.