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New Jersey’s lottery marketing to be turned over to the private-sector

Convenience store owners have come out opposed to a plan that would privatize the marketing and sales efforts of the New Jersey Lottery.  

Sal Risalvato of the New Jersey Gasoline, Convenience, Automotive Association speaking at a legislative hearing Wednesday said he feared outside lottery managers would opt for online lottery sales. It’s a move that he said would destroy many convenience stores that rely on lottery ticket sales to bring people into the stores. Risalvato made his comments at a Wednesday state legislative committee hearing in Trenton. 

Colleen O’Dea, editor-at-large with NJ Spotlight, covered the hearing and in the podcast talks about some of the other concerns lawmakers and businesses have about the state’s plan to turn over part of its lottery operations to a private company.


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