NJ gov to review sports and gaming

The News Leader

February 3, 2010 8:51:45 AM PST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has created a seven-member commission to find ways to fix the Garden State's troubled gaming, sports and entertainment industries. Christie announced Wednesday the commission must report back within 90 days.

Christie says the industries have significant problems and a major impact on the state's economy.

The panel will examine what to do with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the Meadowlands and Xanadu (ZAN'-ah-doo) retail and entertainment complex and the horse racing industry.

Christie also wants suggestions on how to promote Atlantic City as a resort destination.

Meanwhile, lawmakers will also undertake their own examination of the NJSEA starting with a Feb. 25 hearing.

The agency faces a $38 million budget shortfall for 2010.