Gov. Chris Christie said that he plans to cast his ballot in favour of expanding casinos to the northern part of the state this November.
US.- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he will cast his ballot in favour of expanding casinos to the northern part of the state next November. The Republican governor made the comment during a statehouse news conference on Tuesday. Christie added that he would campaign for the ballot question if asked.
Earlier this year, amid a battle with Democratic leaders in the Legislature, Christie had threatened to pull his support for casino expansion if his preferred plan for bailing out Atlantic City did not pass.
Competing campaigns in favor and against expanding casino gambling to two locations in northern Jersey have recently been announced. Until this point, the governor had not campaigned for the casino expansion. He first announced his support for the Northern New Jersey casinos referendum back in March.
There were two proposals announced in March. One of the proposals calls for a US$4 billion casino, hotel and entertainment project in Jersey City. The other major proposal is a casino at the Meadowlands, which would also feature a rock and roll museum.