Atlantic City casino tax break law unfair to county residents, judge rules

Atlantic City casino tax break law unfair to county residents, judge rules

Article brief provided by NJ Online Gambling
  • John Brennan, NJ Online Gambling
May 3, 2022 6:37 PM
  • John Brennan, NJ Online Gambling

    When a deal was worked out in Trenton late last year to provide a lucrative tax break to the nine Atlantic City casinos, the agreement did not take into account the wishes of Atlantic County officials.

    On Monday, a second judge ruled that the new deal violated a five-year-old pact involving the casinos and the county.

    Superior Court Judge Michael Blee refused to reconsider an earlier decision on the matter, reversing a provision in the state law that would have cost the county up to an estimated $26 million in revenue over the next five years.