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Proposal calls for casino and hotels in the Meadowlands

As gaming flames out in Atlantic City, race is on to open betting facilities closer to NYC

August 19, 2014 10:00AM

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Meadowlands Sports Complex

Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey

In the wake of recent casinos closing in Atlantic City, developers are looking to open new gaming establishments closer to New York City.

The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce is planning to unveil plans for a large, Las Vegas-style casino at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

The proposal includes two 1,000-room hotels, a million-square-foot convention center and a youth sports center immediately northeast of MetLife Stadium and next to the planned American Dream shopping mall, water park and amusement park. The location is less than 10 miles from New York City. The proposal also includes 20,000 additional parking spaces across several garages. A monorail would transport people around the complex.

Companies in New York State are also looking for licenses to open casinos about 50 miles outside of the city.

In Atlantic City, the Atlantic Club casino already closed. The Showboat casino, the Trump Plaza and Revel also recently announced the shuttering of operations. [NYT] – Claire Moses

  • noclist

    Put a casino in close proximity of NYC and say bye bye to AC, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and any of the dozen or so casinos they’re planning to build in upstate NY.

    • ralphpetrillo

      That is very true, but why let city revenue go upstate. Jersey is going to get aggressive. This time if they all ow the casino to open up, make sure that some of the money is used to build low income and middle income housing. Billions were made in Ac, but it is a real dump, and the local people were left with nothing.

      By the way why not make poker legal on the internet? Who needs all of these casino’s

  • http://iceberg18.blogspot.com iceberg

    This would be the deathknell of those 2.5+ hour sojourns from NYC.

  • realposter

    what’s that saying about “a fool and his money….”?

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