With competition for a second Philadelphia casino license now under way, it's worth heeding Gov. Christie's wise caution about expanding gambling at the Meadowlands complex in North Jersey.
Christie's staunch opposition to a Meadowlands casino, reiterated at an Assembly hearing last week, rests mostly on the sound observation that it could undermine the state's efforts to boost the fortunes of Atlantic City.
The Shore resort has struggled in the face of growing competition from casinos in Pennsylvania and other states. Even the glitzy new $2.4 billion Revel casino has gotten off to a slow start.
With a five-year state plan in place to revitalize the resort in ways that grow it as a destination for more than just gambling, the governor has the right idea in giving Atlantic City a chance to succeed.