Support From Coalition Brings Diverse Group Of More Than 300 Members To Growing Movement Opposing Casino Expansion

Newark, NJ (August 2, 2016) – Today, the No North Jersey Casino Coalition gave their endorsement to Trenton’s Bad Bet, lending its diverse membership to a growing movement opposing expansion of casino gaming into North New Jersey.

“We welcome the endorsement of the No North Jersey Casinos Coalition to this growing movement,” said Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet. “It is clear that the more than 300 members of this coalition agree that casino expansion is bad for New Jersey businesses, residents and taxpayers.”

“This endorsement represents the diversity of New Jersey with organized labor, small and large businesses, community groups and activists all coming together to oppose this ballot question. We will see this coalition continue to grow as we inform voters about the dangers of casino expansion and Trenton’s long list of broken promises.”

The endorsement of Trenton’s Bad Bet by the No North Jersey Casinos Coalition shows an organized movement that continues to expand across the state. Trenton’s Bad Bet, along with other organizations, will continue to highlight the fact that this casino expansion is a bad deal for the residents of New Jersey and would only favor a handful of special interests.

“It is of the highest importance that we defeat the casino expansion ballot question in November. The facts are clear – any intrastate casino expansion would lead to further Atlantic City casino closures, massive layoffs, lower tax revenue, more home foreclosures and other economic challenges in South Jersey. We will work together with Trenton’s Bad Bet to make sure voters are educated on this critical issue to New Jersey’s future,” said Debra P. DiLorenzo, chairwoman, No North Jersey Casinos Coalition.

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