NEW JERSEY, N.J. — A New Jersey casino has been awarded $5.4 million by New Jersey state as part of a deal to build a $60 million slot-machine attraction.
New Jersey- based casino slot-ocash has secured $1.5 million in funding from the state’s Casino Control Commission and is in the process of finalizing a $30 million casino license application, the commission said Monday.
“This is a major milestone in our state’s long-term success and an investment in the long-run,” Gov.
Chris Christie said in a statement.
The deal comes on the heels of an agreement last month between Christie and casino executives to build three slot machines at Atlantic City’s MGM Grand.
The casinos’ plans were scuttled after the state failed to secure a casino license.
A casino in the state is expected to open in 2019.