TRENTON’S BAD BET TARGETING BAYONNE CHAMBER BREAKFAST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2016
Gaming Expansion Opponents Joining Discussion By Deploying Digital Ads Telling The Truth About Question One
Newark, NJ – Trenton’s Bad Bet will join the conversation taking place at a breakfast meeting Wednesday morning hosted by the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce. The agenda for the early morning meeting will be expansion of casino gaming in New Jersey facilitated by New York City developer Jeff Gural. Gural, described as a “real estate mogul” operates the Meadowlands Racetrack, and stands to make well more than $100 million from the State of New Jersey even if a competitor is allowed to build a casino in a nearby area.
In response to the effort by billionaires seeking a payday at the expense of New Jersey citizens, Trenton’s Bad Bet is working to serve as a voice for New Jersey residents not present at the meeting who oppose Question One, as it would result in tens of thousands of job losses and billions in economic pain. Digital ads will target the event and highlight the truth about the proposed gaming expansion.
“We will continue to ensure the voice of the majority of New Jersey voters who oppose gaming expansion is heard despite the thousands of dollars scattered around by billionaire developers,” said Bill Cortese, executive director of Trenton’s Bad Bet. “Polling data has been very clear that likely voters across the state know this expansion is a bad deal for New Jersey families and oppose it.”
The referendum to expand casino gaming into North Jersey will be the first question on the November 8 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.
For more information about the Trenton’s Bad Bet, or to follow the group’s social channels, make donations, and find other opportunities to get involved, visit the group’s website: www.TrentonsBadBet.org
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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.