NEW JERSEY — Gov.
Chris Christie is rejecting the gaming license of a Las Vegas casino amid concerns about the gambling industry, a statement released Monday said.
Christie issued the statement to The Associated Press, after a review of his gambling license by the state attorney general’s office.
The governor issued the same statement in a statement earlier in the day, saying the attorney general would be seeking a hearing.
Christies spokesman Michael Drewniak said Monday the governor would not renew the license and that he had not received any indication that there was a problem with the casino, according to the statement.
Drewniak did not respond to an AP request for comment on the governor’s stance.
A spokesman for the state Attorney General’s office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates the Wynn Hotel and Casino, and a Nevada gaming licensee declined comment on Christie’s statement.
The state Attorney Gen’s office is currently reviewing the state’s gaming laws and its licensing of casinos and gaming facilities, Drewnak said.