NJ to consider VLTs expansion

Lawmakers are supposedly developing a plan to allow video lottery terminals in the state.

US.- New Jersey could consider a video lottery terminal expansion since lawmakers from the state are developing a plan to allow them without a public vote at the Meadowlands Racetrack and the Monmouth Park Racetrack.

According to The Press of AC, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo is currently considering the video lottery terminals based on a decision from Irwin Kimmelman, former New Jersey Attorney General, who in 1982 stated that something like that would not require a public referendum.

Donald DiFrancesco, New Jersey’s former governor, said: “Of course they should have them. If people want to go and play the slots at the racetrack, then go ahead.” Jim McGreevey, who succeeded DiFrancesco, also said that this would be a measure to save the racetrack industry in New Jersey. He added that it will not continue to exist if they don’t do something about it, and that he thinks that it’s a rational way to do it, which also balances the long-term interest of Atlantic City.