The former sheriff has been appointed as the lead of the Casino Control Commission of New Jersey.
US.- James T. Plousis has been appointed as the new chairman of the Casino Control Commission for the next five years. New Jersey’s Senate approved the nomination on Thursday night.
Governor Chris Christie nominated Plousis to replace Matthew Levinson on the board last month, even though a reappointment had been pending since February and he continued to work for the commission until the decision was made. One of the reasons why Levinson will not continue in his position could be the long battle between the Governor and Levinson’s father, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.
“I’ve been reading the annual reports of the Casino Control Commission, and they do some forecast where they (show) where the competition is, so we do some analysis of what is happening around the country,” said Plousis, and added that he is considering taking a regional approach to expanding business by trying to attract vacationers from Cape May. “I’ve had a number of mayors who have already called me saying, ‘We’re looking for cooperation, not competition with Atlantic City,” he added.
The Casino Control Commission features three members, each of them serve for five years. Whilst they cannot be from the same political party in order to reach consensus, the decisions and appointments made by the regulator require confirmation by the state Senate.