Controversy over casino project's materials from China

03/24/2010 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

The Revel casino under construction in Atlantic City, N.J., may receive $300 million in tax breaks from the state. However, some residents are protesting the $2 billion project's plan to buy materials from China. "Any project of this scale likely they would be making purchases from China -- for pricing and volume work," said Kevin DeSanctis, the project's chief executive officer. State Sen. Raymond Lesniak adds, "The people who are going to be working at the place are good old New Jersey workers and union workers. We have an international economy."

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