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Hon. Steven Perskie to talk gambling in Atlantic City at next Voices and Votes speaker series

05/03/2022 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
Flyer for the event with photo of casino gaming

ATLANTIC CITY — More than 40 years ago, a referendum approved by the voters of the state of New Jersey paved the way for legalized casino gaming in Atlantic City.

Join Atlantic Cape Community College 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Atlantic City campus for a discussion on that referendum with Hon. Steven P. Perskie, a former Atlantic County Superior Court judge, state legislator and chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. Perskie, an Atlantic City native, was a staunch advocate for casino gaming and authored the New Jersey Casino Control Act.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants may attend in person in Room W103 at Atlantic Cape Worthington Atlantic City campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., or via Zoom at

This is the third discussion in the college’s Voices and Votes speaker series leading up to Atlantic Cape hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” exhibition at its Mays Landing campus in July and August.

For more information on this presentation or “Voices and Votes,” contact Dr. Denise-Marie Coulter at

“Voices and Votes” programming has been made possible at Atlantic Cape Community College by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Atlantic Cape plans to host several panel discussions and guest speakers monthly until the summer exhibition opens.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit