Poll: N.J. residents split on gambling outside Atlantic City

New Jersey residents are closely split on allowing casino gambling outside of Atlantic City, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind poll.

About half oppose an expansion, while 42 percent favor it, with a slight preference for a casino in the Meadowlands over one at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

The remaining 8 percent either had no opinion or declined to participate.

The poll was based on interviews from July 14 through July 21 with 819 New Jersey residents 18 and older. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.

The poll came out on the day potential buyers of the bankrupt Revel are due. If more than one bid is received by Revel's bankruptcy lawyers in New York, a closed-door auction will be held Thursday. - Harold Brubaker

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