- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A group opposed to allowing casinos in northern New Jersey is set to launch a television ad campaign.

Trenton’s Bad Bet said Wednesday that it will begin airing the ad for several weeks starting Monday.

The group’s executive director, Bill Cortese, says the group includes the president of the union representing casino workers in Atlantic City and the Atlantic City chamber of commerce.

An amendment that proposes opening two casinos in northern New Jersey is on the November ballot.

The ad says that “North Jersey casinos are a risky bet we can’t afford.”

Former Reebok chairman Paul Fireman and Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural are backing competing ads that ask voters to approve the measure. Fireman and Gural have each proposed building new casinos.

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