ACCC Voting Expo Programs Features Perskie Lecture on AC Gaming

The Hughes Center for Public Policy is pleased to publicize ACCC programming that is consistent with our commitment to civic engagement. The deputy. Steven P. Perskie, who received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 Hughes Center Honors in November, will speak in Atlantic City on the Atlantic City Casino Referendum at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Details, including a Zoom link, are below.

The talk is part of programming tied to a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America,” which will be on display at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing campus from July 11 to August 13, 2022. Details on the exhibition follow the information on the Perskie programme.

On Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., the Honorable Steven P. Perskie will speak: How a Referendum Led to Casino Gambling in Atlantic City. The event is free and open to the public. Participants can attend in person in room W103 at the Worthington Center of Atlantic Cape Community College (1535 Bacharach Blvd in Atlantic City) or via the Zoom webinar,

Justice Steven P. Perskie has had a long and distinguished career in the public and private sectors. As Majority Leader of the New Jersey State Senate in the late 1970s, he was the author and primary sponsor of the original New Jersey Casino Control Act, which legalized gambling. casino in Atlantic City and remains a model of gaming legislation around the world. In 1989, Judge Perskie became the third chairman of the Casino Control Board. In 2018, he was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in recognition as a pioneer in the expansion of gaming.

Judge Perskie represented the 2nd Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate. He was a judge of the Superior Court of Atlantic County and a judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He was Governor James Florio’s chief of staff. Mr. Perskie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Master of Laws (Tax) from the College of law from New York University. Currently, Judge Perskie is an attorney with the firm of Perskie, Mairone, Brog, Barrera and Baylinson.

For more information about this presentation or “Voices and Votes,” contact Dr. Denise-Marie Coulter at [email protected]

About “Voices and Votes”

The May 10 talk is part of a series leading into a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, which is hosted at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing campus from July 11 to August 13. 2022. It examines the nearly 250-year-old American experience of government “of, by, and for the people,” and how every generation since has continued to wonder how to form “a more perfect union.”

The exhibit includes historical and contemporary photos, educational and archival videos, engaging multimedia interactions with short games, and historical artifacts like campaign memorabilia, voter memorabilia, and protest materials.

“Voices and Votes” is based on an exhibit currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History titled “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.” It is part of the Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Support for the Museum on Main Street was provided by the United States Congress. To learn more, visit

Angela C. Hale