Atlantic City casinos reopen after Covid-19 shutdown
Five casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are set to reopen today (July 2) after being closed for more than three months due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy last month announced that casinos would be permitted to recommence activities from July 2, at a maximum capacity of 25% for the time being.
Casinos have been closed since March 16 as part of a ban on gatherings of up to 50 people in the state, in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Tropicana Atlantic City and Golden Nugget Atlantic City have all advertised as opening today.
Caesars Palace Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, and Harrah’s Atlantic City have announced they will reopen to customers from tomorrow.
However, MGM Resorts’ Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City’s only other bricks and mortar casino, will remain closed for the foreseeable future after Governor Murphy this week postponed the reopening of indoor dining.