In a move aimed at revitalizing New Jersey’s casino and horse racing industries, New Jersey Assembly’s Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee members will mull proposals to create a state-run tourism zone in Atlantic City and to scale back casino regulation. The Press of Atlantic City article goes on to say that the group will discuss proposals to create revenues for racetracks.

    Gov. Chris Christie said earlier this year that horse racing must become self-sustaining as a sport and as an industry, while the gaming resort in Atlantic City deserved state support to match competing casinos in neighboring states.

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