OPINION: It’s time to dissolve the Atlantic City’s casino PILOT bill, not make changes

OPINION: It’s time to dissolve the Atlantic City’s casino PILOT bill, not make changes

Article brief provided by The Press of Atlantic City
  • Jesse O. Kurtz, The Press of Atlantic City
December 1, 2021 12:31 AM
  • Jesse O. Kurtz, The Press of Atlantic City

    It is time to dissolve the casino PILOT, not make it worse. The casino PILOT bill is a form of corporate welfare. Casino gambling is authorized in our state constitution only in Atlantic City for the express purpose of revitalizing our local economy.

    Online gambling needs to support the constitutional goal of redeveloping our city. The current effort to change the casino PILOT is completely tone-deaf. This is a time to regulate online gambling to ensure more in-person visits to Atlantic City. This is not a time to cut taxes for online gambling, which would be an economic incentive for casinos to undermine the hospitality industry.