NEW JERSEY VOTERS URGED TO SUPPORT REFERENDUM


IN NOVEMBER, VOTERS in New Jersey will be asked to go to the polls to decide on whether sportsbetting should be legalised in the eastern American state


IN NOVEMBER, VOTERS in New Jersey will be asked to go to the polls to decide on whether sportsbetting should be legalised in the eastern American state with the casino industry announcing that a 'yes' wile would provide an economic boost for the entire region.

The Casino Association of New Jersey, a trade group that represents the eleven gambling venues in Atlantic City, issued a statement on Tuesday in support of the November ballot referendum that would alow wagering on most professional, college and amateur sporting events with the exception of collegiate events taking place in New Jersey or involving teams from the state.

"Legalised sportsbetting will attract more tourists to visit our city and enjoy our world-class entertainment, thriving restaurant industry, brand-name retail shopping and famous Boardwalk," said Bob Griffin, President for the Casino Association of New Jersey. "Sportsbetting will allow Atlantic City to better compete, grow and reinvest in the region."

The Casino Association of New Jersey, which has a site at www.SportsVoteYes.com featuring additional information on the proposal, stated that the referendum, if approved, would be 'an important step'
in efforts to overturn a federal ban in all but four states on sportsbetting. Owing to a brief experiment with parlay sportsbetting in 1976, Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon were grandfathered from 1992's Professional and Amateur Sports Promotion Act (PASPA) prohibiting such activities.

"If the referendum is passed and if the federal ban is subsequently overturned, legal sportsbetting would provide an economic boost for Atlantic City and the entire state of New Jersey," said Griffin, who also serves as Chief Executive Officer for Trump Entertainment Resorts Incorporated.
 
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