ATLANTIC CITY — The No North Jersey Casinos Coalition, with support from the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, will host a rally Thursday morning at Boardwalk Hall in opposition of bringing gaming north.
The Press of Atlantic City will live-stream the rally from 10:30 a.m. to noon, which is designed to drum up opposition to the referendum that would allow casino gambling in North Jersey.
“We don’t want weather to be a reason for not attending the rally,” said Joe Kelly, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber. “This rally is an opportunity to remind stakeholders how critically important it is to vote no on ballot question No. 1 on Nov. 8, and to actively engage their friends, neighbors and business colleagues to do the same.”
Voters will decide whether to approve as many as two casinos in North Jersey. The ballot question states the new casinos must be in separate counties and at least 72 miles from Atlantic City, where five casinos have closed since 2014.
During the rally, various local officials, including Mayor Don Guardian, will speak about the impact expanding gambling could have on the resort.
Deutsche Bank said last year North Jersey casinos could generate $500 million in gambling revenue.