New Jersey lawmakers have called for a gaming summit involving politicians, industry leaders and policy experts to help craft a constitutional amendment that would include comprehensive solutions for maximising revenues from sports betting and internet gaming in order to reverse the fortunes of the state's dwindling gaming industry.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Senators Raymond Lesniak, Jim Whelan and Jeff Van Drew, and Assemblyman John Burzichelli said the purpose of the gaming summit was to help develop a €˜global solution' to ensure the long-term viability of the state's gaming and entertainment industries.

Lesniak, a long-time supported of the industry, said he will hold his current constitutional amendment seeking to authorise sports betting at Atlantic City casinos and racetracks, in order to allow for consideration of a broader constitutional amendment by the gaming summit which will be put to voters this November.

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