With casinos closed amid coronavirus crisis, Atlantic City votes on upending its government by Amy S. Rosenberg, Updated: May 11, 2020 In a mayoral mask and Sixers gear, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. campaigns in a high rise Sunday urging voters to reject an attempt to change the form of government.
Hotels Renew Reservations in Atlantic City, Expect Customers in June. While some have not stopped taking reservations, including a buoyant Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, some operators in Atlantic City, New Jersey, decided to suspend reservations when the shelter-at-place orders were issued in mid-February through March.
There are nine Atlantic City casinos open. Three are owned by Caesars Entertainment (Caesars sold Bally’s in 2020 but the sale is pending):. Bally’s; Caesars; Harrah’s; MGM Resorts owns the top-grossing casino-hotel, Borgata.ElDorado Resorts operates the Tropicana Atlantic City after a sale of the property in early 2018. Golden Nugget is owned by Landry’s Inc., and Resorts is.
All the other casinos reported year-over-year declines except the Hard Rock, which has only been open eight months. February typically has not been good for Atlantic City casinos. The cold winter.
On March 16, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered lights out at Atlantic City casinos. For just the fifth time in the 40-year history of legal New Jersey casino gambling, all casinos closed in an effort to contain the coronavirus. There is no timeline on when they will reopen. Murphy has given no official word on a timeline to reopen but hinted at a hopeful reopening by the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
ATLANTIC CITY — Most of the resort’s casinos have sent temporary layoff notices to employees, a move that enables nearly 16,000 workers to receive unemployment benefits, as the uncertainty of.
Atlantic City’s nine casinos have been closed since March 16, when Gov. Phil Murphy ordered them to shut down indefinitely over concerns of the spread of the new coronavirus. Hotels have technically been allowed to remain open under the restrictions set by the governor.
The Memorial Day weekend is big for Atlantic City casinos, as the three-day holiday is a prime time for tourism on the New Jersey shore. Like Borgata, the Golden Nugget and Tropicana casinos are not taking room reservations until June. Hard Rock Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment properties are taking reservations starting May 15.