At the close of the final meeting of the Legislative Gaming Summit, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said the ideas put forward during the three sessions would now be woven into long-range solutions that will allow Atlantic City to remain competitive and protect the thousands of residents employed at New Jersey’s horse-racing tracks.
Sweeney said he is directing Senate staff to work alongside the Assembly to draft and finalize legislation that can be implemented swiftly to ensure momentum is not lost.
“Over the past eight weeks, we’ve heard countless ideas and concerns from the people whose livelihoods rely on a strong and stable gaming industry, whether they work in Atlantic City’s casinos or at one of the horse tracks,” said Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). “We can’t afford to let even one job hang and twist in the wind. We have momentum coming from this summit that we cannot lose.”