As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and more!
     

Foxwoods Thanks Governor Corzine

This article was written by in Economy. Add a comment.


Foxwoods CasinoOn Wednesday I pondered that perhaps New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, by allowing the state’s services, including casinos to shut down, may save consumers money they’d otherwise throw away in Atlantic City. After all, Las Vegas is too far away for most people to spontaneously visit.

I neglected to take Foxwoods into account. The casinos in Connecticut saw an 8% increase in reservations due to Atlantic City’s closing. Never underestimate determined New Jerseyans. So much for saving $20 million a day.

While New Jerseyans were busy traveling to and from Connecticut, the Governor won and the state will see the state tax increase. The full story is here, for anyone who’d like to relive the last few days, which have been difficult for many, particularly state workers.

Updated January 16, 2010 and originally published July 7, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

Email Email Print Print
avatar
Points: ♦127,550
Rank: Platinum
About the author

Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

Leave a Comment

Connect with Facebook

Note: Use your name or a unique handle, not the name of a website or business. No deep links or business URLs are allowed. Spam, including promotional linking to a company website, will be deleted. By submitting your comment you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Previous post:

Next post: