FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2016

Chambers Say North Jersey Casinos Would Hurt Jobs, Small Businesses & State’s Economy

Newark, NJ – Art Campbell, president and CEO of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce and Vick Clark, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, today jointly announced their support for Trenton’s Bad Bet as the list of local leaders opposed to gaming expansion in New Jersey continues to grow.

“The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is proud to stand with business leaders and organizations across New Jersey in opposing the casino expansion ballot question in November,” said Vick Clark. “Trenton’s misplaced priorities have the potential to not only decimate the economy of South Jersey, but hurt the economic well-being of the entire state. We will continue to work together with community groups, small businesses and residents all across New Jersey to stop this expansion.”

Art Campbell echoed Clark’s comments saying, “On behalf of Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce and our board of directors, I stand with Trenton’s Bad Bet in opposing casino expansion. Casino expansion would hurt small businesses in North Jersey.”

“These endorsements are further testimony to how leaders all across the state are taking a stand against casino expansion,” said Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet. “Trenton has shown a pattern of failure on important issues such as transportation funding and meeting their pension obligations – it is hard to believe they will do the right thing with casino expansion.”

The state’s mismanagement of the Transportation Trust Fund – which has led to a shutdown of more than $3 billion in road and rail projects that is projected to kill thousands of jobs – and its $1.6 billion cut to pension contributions in 2015 are just two in a long line of examples of how the state has failed New Jersey residents. There is no reason to believe casino expansion would be any different.

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Trenton’s Bad Bet is a diverse collection of concerned New Jersey community leaders, unions, businesses and residents that will work to oppose the New Jersey Casino Referendum that seeks to expand gaming into North Jersey.

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