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PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Politicians in northern New Jersey have long pushed for a casino at the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford. But New Jersey's senate president says if gambling is ever expanded beyond Atlantic City, the Meadowlands is no sure bet.

Steve Sweeney  told the Press of Atlantic City the state could opt for casinos in distressed cities like Camden, Newark or Jersey City instead of at a racetrack.

He told the newspaper's editorial board on Thursday that those cities could benefit from the economic benefits of a casino.

Sweeney also said the state-imposed tourism district in Atlantic City needs to be given the full five years that Gov. Chris Christie promised before considering gambling elsewhere in the state.

Christie said in December that the five years began in Feb. 2011.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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