How Would The Referendum Work And What Effect Would It Have?
We can’t answer that because the casino referendum was explicitly left devoid of details by Trenton politicians. New Jersey citizens expect and deserve full transparency, but so far this referendum has been hammered out by insiders and special interests behind closed doors. Even the most basic questions remain unanswered, such as the exact casino locations and potential tax revenue.
Constructing new casinos in north New Jersey could increase traffic and boost commuting time for citizens, especially for those living near the Meadowlands and commuting to New York City. Additionally, an independent analysis released in January found that the expansion of two new casinos could also result in a reduction of 23,000 to 30,000 jobs, and a lost regional and state economic output of up to $2 billion.