Employing Mobile Billboards & Digital Ads, Trenton’s Bad Bet Will Join Discussion On North Jersey Casino Expansion, Driving Home The Need To Vote No On Question One

Newark, NJ – Today, Trenton’s Bad Bet will join the conversation taking place at the Meadowlands Regional Chamber event, mDEST 2016, where the expansion of casino gaming in New Jersey will be on the agenda.

Trenton’s Bad Bet will not be in attendance at the conference; instead, inserting themselves into the conversation through the use of mobile billboards and digital ads, targeting the event in an effort to highlight the truth about the proposed gaming expansion.

“We have an important message to get out on behalf of New Jersey voters,” said Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet. “New Jerseyans who will be hurt by Question One will not need to be in attendance to have their voices heard. It is clear that voters do not want gaming expansion and it is time for the politicians in Trenton and their special interest friends to listen. Trenton’s Bad Bet will continue to work to inform the electorate about the lost jobs and economic fallout that would stem from the referendum.”

The referendum to expand casino gaming into north Jersey will be the first question on the November 8th ballot. In late September, a Stockton University poll of likely voters indicated that 68 percent of the New Jersey electorate would oppose any kind of gaming expansion in the state. While the polling data was so clear that it prompted proponents of the expansion to cancel all ad buys and discontinue any public relations work, it did nothing to dissuade Trenton politicians from advocating on behalf of their special interest friends.

“It is clear that the wishes of New Jersey families mean nothing to Trenton,” said Cortese. “Our elected officials should be addressing our underfunded education system and state pensions or the bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund; instead, they continue to push forward with their own agenda. That’s why we are asking New Jersey taxpayers to vote no on Question One.”

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About Trenton’s Bad Bet:
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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