A new Fairleigh Dickinson Public Mind poll finds 50 percent of New Jersey residents oppose allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City. Only 42 percent favor expansion.
“New Jersey has a couple of reasons to be skeptical about opening new casinos outside of Atlantic City,” said Dan Cassino, a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson. “Increased competition is only going to hurt Atlantic City more, and casinos just aren’t the revenue source for the state that they were ten or fifteen years ago.”
The idea behind expanding casino gambling is to capture some of the money that’s being wagered outside the state.
If gambling is allowed outside of Atlantic City, the Meadowlands is more preferable than Monmouth Park. Residents support a Meadowlands casino by a 47 to 45 percent margin. That’s compared with 43 percent who like the idea of a casino at Monmouth.
Source: Fairleigh Dickinson Public Mind