New Jersey Registers All-Time High of $667M in Bets Taken for August 2020

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New Jersey had its best betting month ever in August 2020. According to the latest revenue data released by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement on Monday, New Jersey’s sportsbooks took a total $667.9M in bets for the month of August 2020. That’s double the amount they received in August 2019 and it is also an all-time record for monthly bets taken by any state with a regulated betting market.

Said FanDuel spokesman Kevin Hennessy via ESPN:

“It was good to have sports back in August. The NBA and NHL bubbles and MLB’s strong return gave sports betting in New Jersey the needed boost to a record month.”

All-Time High

The previous all-time high for a state with legal sportsbetting  was $614.1 which was achieved by Nevada in November 2019., it was highest betting revenue since sportsbetting was was introduced in the Silver State in the 1950s. But New Jersey’s August 2020 figures topped that, even without the NFL, America’s favorite sport to bet on.

According to the report, the “other sports” category picked up the bulk of the August revenue with a total of $204.9M. Other sports are classified as sports other than baseball, football, basketball, and parlays. The NBA took in an estimated $166M bets while MLB accounted for around $150M in wagers. Parlay bettors were glad to see major sports return and the total handle for these events was $144.9M.

Record May Not Last Long

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic health restrictions limited New Jersey’s casinos to 25% capacity, betting action picked up. According to the report, 90% of the total amount wagered was placed in online platforms in the Garden State. New Jersey sportsbooks won a net amount of $39.5M on sporting events that took place in August 2020.

With the NFL and college football seasons beginning last week and the NBA, MLB, and NHL continuing with their seasons this month, New Jersey’s numbers are even expected to get better and August’s record figures may not last long. The Garden State’s sportsbooks have amassed $2.5B from January to August 2020, despite the pandemic. Last year, New Jersey’s sportsbooks saw a total of $2.53B placed bets over the same season.

The Garden State isn’t the only state to report all-time high numbers during the month of August. Indiana’s betting handle jumped by $100M from July to a total of $169M last month. Likewise, Iowa’s handle rose 120.1% to $53M. On the other hand, West Virginia reported that its sportsbetting handle tripled last month.

Atlantic City Casinos to Resume Food and Beverage Operations on September 4

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Good news for Atlantic City casinos and gambling patrons.

On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 183 which states that food and beverage operations in the state’s casinos may resume operations but at a 25% capacity. The order, which takes effect on Friday, September 4th at 6 am, is expected to boost casino operations during the coming Labor Day weekend.

The move came after New Jersey continues to improve its COVID-19 figures. The state has seen a total of 3,989 COVID-19 positive cases with 245 deaths and 2,697 recoveries as of last Tuesday. However, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, there were no COVID-19 related deaths for a six-day period ending last Tuesday.

Said Gov. Murphy:

“Given the progress we continue to see statewide, and with the proper precautions and limitations in place, I am proud that we can take this step today to allow our restaurants to once again welcome patrons back for indoor dining services.”

A Big Relief

The news came as a big relief to the Atlantic City casino industry which as been reeling since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut down for four months beginning March this year. They were allowed to reopen last July but at a limited capacity and without food, drinks, and smoke.

Atlantic City casinos are coming off a three-month period where they suffered an aggregate loss of $112M with the Golden Nugget as the only gambling operator to have a positive result. The negative figure was an 85% decline from their performance for the same quarter in 2019.

Booze and Smoke Now Allowed

Under the Executive Order, casinos will be allowed to serve drinks to its customers on their gaming floors. However, booze must be ordered through a server and guests are prohibited from leaving their seats while consuming their beverages. E.O. 183 also permits gamblers to resume smoking on the gaming floors although casinos are given the option to maintain their smoking bans.

Casinos have been smoke-free since their reopening and while smokers find this decision as a relief, those who advocate smoke-free gambling will most certainly be disappointed, especially since many of them thought that the temporary ban would eventually become permanent.

The legislation also allows the operation of “indoor performance-based entertainment centers” but subject to the 25% capacity limit, a cap of 150 non-staff guests in any single venue, plus health and safety protocols. However, it remains to be seen if the casinos will open their entertainment venues since the income from limited operations may not compensate the cost to produce the shows.

theScore Bet to Run Online NJ Casino for Twin River

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Score Media and Gaming Inc has been given access to run an online casino for Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. in New Jersey.

Said John Levy, founder and CEO of theScore:

“The addition of an online casino offering to our award-winning and truly differentiated mobile sports betting platform broadens our reach and deepens our strong portfolio of assets. This is yet another step towards providing theScore’s media and betting patrons with a completely holistic and tightly integrated media and gaming experience.”

A Long Term Deal

In an announcement made on Thursday, Score Media subsidiary theScore Bet said that it signed a long term deal with Twin River for the opening of an online casino in the Garden State. The launch is expected to be in the second half of 2021, subject to the procurement of the necessary permits and licenses from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Under the agreement, Twin River will receive a percentage of the revenue made by theScore Bet in its online casino operations in New Jersey, subject to minimum guaranteed amounts and an upfront fee.The contract is for 10 years but theScore Bet has the option to extend the pact for another five years plus five more years if both parties consent.

Contingent on Bally Atlantic City Purchase

Score Media has been taking bets in New Jersey since 2019 when it launched its sports betting app there. The Canadian betting company is close to opening its doors in Colorado and is in the process of securing regulatory approvals in Indiana. theSports Bet was named as the Best Online Mobile Sports Betting Experience at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Twin River is entering the Garden State via a $25M acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City in Boardwalk. The deal, announced in April, is currently under works but has not been finalized. Twin River’s covenant with theScore Bet is contingent on the completion of the purchase.

Twin River Serious in New Jersey

Based on its recent moves, Twin River is serious in New Jersey and it is looking to maximize the potential of its purchase of Bally’s. The treaty with theScore Bet is its third big move in two weeks that is related to its Garden State business.

Twin River entered into a sports betting contract with Esports Entertainment Group last week. Just this Tuesday, the gambling company also revealed a similar accord with Philadelphia-based sports betting startup Sporttrade.

Demolition On the Trump Plaza Casino is Now Underway

For years, officials within Atlantic City have been calling for the demolition of the Trump Plaza Casino. Issues have come up, and until fairly recently, this abandoned property remained on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Demolition on this hotel-casino has finally begun and should finish at some point in 2021.Trump Plaza Casino

Many are excited to hear this venue finally being taken down. Atlantic City is one of the country’s top casino destinations and many companies are interested in building a new hotel-casino where the Trump Casino currently sits. Today, we’re going to talk about what the demolition of this property means for the city moving forward.

Let’s get into it!

History of Donald Trump’s Atlantic City Hotel-Casino

Back in the 1980s, Atlantic City was one of the most exciting gambling destinations in the United States. Casino gambling had been officially legalized in 1976 and some of the biggest casino companies immediately began opening properties here. In June of 1982, The Trump Organization began the construction of a new major gaming venue on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

In May of 1984, this property officially opened its doors to the public. It was one of the most impressive hotel-casinos in the city with 614 rooms, seven restaurants, and a 60,000 square-foot casino. It immediately became a hit with gamblers from around the East Coast.

Over the years, the Trump Plaza Casino became a major sports venue, as well. Several major events including Wrestlemania IV and Wrestlemania V were held here. This helped to bring the hotel-casino even more exposure.

Revenue figures here began to sharply decline in the 1990s. By 1995, Donald Trump granted ownership of this venue to the Trump Entertainment Resorts. In 2011, company officials announced they planned to either sell or renovate this property.

In September of 2014, the hotel and casino finally closed its doors for the last time. It wasn’t the only major casino-resort here to make this decision. The recession had taken a major toll on Atlantic City and four other hotel-casinos in the city had already shut down.

This venue has remained in Atlantic City over the years, despite being closed. Many have called for it to be demolished. This month, officials finally began the process of tearing this old gambling venue down.

The Trump Plaza Casino is Now Being Taken Down

Atlantic City was hurting badly from 2008 to 2016. Over the past few years, however, things have completely turned around. The legalization of sports betting and investments from outside companies have once again turned this New Jersey city into one of the best casino destinations in the US.

Of course, the pandemic has halted the progress that was being made here. Back in March, all of Atlantic City’s casinos were ordered to shut down. It wasn’t until July that they were given permission to reopen.

There have been calls to demolish the Trump Plaza Casino for years. Many felt its removal would open the opportunity for a new hotel-casino to be constructed. Billionaire Carl Icahn now owns the land this venue sits on, and repeatedly told the media that demolition would begin once all the contracts were agreed to.

It took time, yet the process of tearing down this property has finally begun. A demolition crew from Pennsylvania have begun taking the hotel-casino down piece by piece. If all goes according to plan, the official implosion of the venue will happen sometime in 2021.

It’s not entirely clear what will be built here. Most feel another hotel-casino will be opened on the property. Carl Icahn has not publicly revealed what’s being planned. We’re likely to hear more about this situation once demolition is complete.

Atlantic City Casinos Still Struggle to Generate Revenue

For years, the small city of Atlantic City was seeing its local economy flourish. Tourism rates were high and casinos here were bringing in an incredible amount of revenue from their land-based and regulated online gambling operations. Things took a major turn in March after these casinos were forced to close.

Most of the gambling venues in the city have been reopened for more than a month. Unfortunately, revenue figures are considerably lower than what was seen at the start of 2020. It’s not entirely clear when this trend will change.

The truth is that most people are hesitant to visit a crowded casino right now. That’s particularly true with the new health and safety rules set in place inside these casinos. Most experts feel things will stay that way for the rest of 2020.

Things are very similar over in Las Vegas. Here, casinos have been open for even longer. Several companies here released their second-quarter revenue reports for 2020 and things are just as bad as most predicted they would be.

Many casino companies are now beginning to focus more on their online gambling operations. Revenue from the internet casino industry has actually increased since March. It seems likely that more states will begin looking into online gambling regulation as the months go on.

It will be interesting to see what replaces the Trump Plaza Casino. Make sure to stay tuned for updates!

Casino Revenue in Atlantic City Dropped by 23% in July

July marked the first month that casinos in Atlantic City reopened. Many had questions as to how much money these gambling venues would earn once they began accepting guests again. This week, reports on casino revenue in Atlantic City for the month of July finally surfaced.Revenue Drop Picture

It should come as no surprise that revenue here dropped. Today, we’re going to look at exactly how much money these properties managed to bring in. We’ll also talk about how revenue figures here may change as time goes on.

Let’s get into it!

New Jersey’s Casino Industry is Now Up and Running Again

There’s no doubt that New Jersey has the biggest casino industry on the East Coast. Atlantic City has recovered since the economic recession in 2008 and is now home to some of the country’s best casino-resorts. Back in March, however, all of the casinos here were forced to shut down.

This proved to be devastating to the local economy. A huge number of residents in this city rely on casinos in one way or another. The casino companies here also began to suffer and many feared they would be forced to permanently shut down.

That didn’t prove to be the case. Governor Phil Murphy eventually gave these casinos permission to reopen over the Fourth of July weekend. The Borgata Hotel-Casino began operating again in late July, making it the final gambling venue in the city to open back up.

Intense safety measures are set inside all of these properties. Masks are required on the casino floor. Eating, drinking, and smoking are all prohibited. It seemed likely that visitation would drop with so many safety new rules set in place.

Casino revenue has been dropping around the country. That was particularly true over March, April, and May, when most casinos were closed. This week, we learned how much money Atlantic City’s casinos managed to bring in during the month of July.

Here’s where things stand.

Reports on Casino Revenue in Atlantic City Are Out!

Many had questions about how much money casinos in Atlantic City would make in July. Some had concerns that tourism rates would remain extremely low. Everyone knew that the casinos here would experience a dip in revenue earnings.

According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, casino revenue in Atlantic City dropped by 23% when compared to the same month in 2019. The casinos here managed to bring in just under $248.7 million last month. It’s a significant decline from the $323.3 million made a year ago.

This is not very surprising. As we already mentioned, the Borgata Hotel-Casino was only operational for nine days last month. The regulations we mentioned have also led to a significant drop in tourism, which negatively impacts revenue.

Jane Bokunewicz, coordinator of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute for Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton University, believes the figures represent a win for New Jersey’s casino industry.

“Even with public health precautions in place, there was great concern that patrons would not yet feel safe visiting the casinos in person, and there would be an extended ‘COVID drag’ on the industry,” Bokunewicz said. “Although total casino win for July was down, [the revenue report] shows that a significant number of gamblers were willing to play in person.” 

Casino revenue figures likely won’t return to normal for at least a year. As time goes on, casino companies will likely focus more on their online gambling operations. More states are also beginning to take a closer look at the legalization of sports betting.

More States Are Looking into Sports Betting Legislation

Back in mid-2018, the Supreme Court struck down PASPA. This immediately gave every state in the country the ability to legalize sports gambling. It’s been more than two years, and 24 different states have legalized this form of gambling.

This is proving to be a hugely successful industry. Despite many sports being shut down for months, sports betting has been growing more popular. It’s been an important source of revenue for many casino companies.

State leaders recognize the revenue potential from this industry. For a time, it seemed highly likely that Massachusetts would legalize this form of gambling this year. To the surprise of many, the Massachusetts State Senate rejected the bills to legalize this form of gambling.

The same can be said for California. Gambling proponents have presented several bills to allow sports betting here. Unfortunately, state officials failed to come to a deal with Native American tribes on how to offer sports betting options. It now appears the state’s sports gambling plans will be delayed at least a year.

These delays won’t last forever. Most feel that sports betting will become legal in almost every state within the next few years.

Are you surprised to see casino revenue in Atlantic City drop by so much? When do you expect these figures to return to normal? Let us know in the comments section below.

Borgata Hotel-Casino is Now Open to the Public

Atlantic City is home to many of the best casinos in the United States. Many feel that Borgata Hotel-Casino is the best gambling venue here. Unfortunately, it’s been closed for the past four months. Borgata finally reopened to the public and is now working hard to attract players.Borgata Hotel-Casino

Like all other major casino destinations, Atlantic City has been struggling to bring in revenue. Tourism rates here are dropping. Some analysts predict this trend will continue for the rest of the year. Now is the perfect time to look at how the rest of 2020 will look for this city.

Let’s get into it!

Atlantic City Casinos Rely More On Online Gambling Platforms

2020 has been an incredibly unusual year for the US casino industry. Prior to March, casino companies were thriving. Cities like Las Vegas and Atlantic City were drawing in a huge number of tourists and gambling revenue continued to increase.

That is no longer the case. All of the country’s land-based casinos were completely shut down for months. Casino destinations immediately felt the effects of these shutdowns. State leaders around the country started looking at ways to safely get their casinos operational again.

Most states started to allow their gaming properties to slowly reopen in June. New Jersey took until early July to allow Atlantic City casinos to start accepting guests again. Things are considerably different here than they were in 2019, though.

The acceptable capacity inside Atlantic City’s casinos has been lowered. Eating, drinking, and smoking is no longer allowed inside these venues. Due to these regulations, tourism to this city has dropped considerably.

The fact is that many don’t want to gamble inside a casino with so many rules set in place. As a result, more casino companies here are relying on their online gambling regulations. Both online casino gambling and sports betting are allowed here. The revenue earned from this industry is proving hugely valuable for these companies.

It’s going to take time for the land-based casino industry to get back to normal. This week, the final casino in Atlantic City finally started to accept players again.

Borgata Hotel-Casino is Finally Open!

In the early 2000s, Atlantic City seemed to be in real danger. The financial crisis of 2008 made things worse and many of the casinos here were forced to permanently shut down. Several prominent analysts felt that the city would never recover.

Since 2018, however, Atlantic City has been on a major upswing. The legalization of sports betting and renovation of several casinos here helped to bring in more tourists. Gambling revenue started to increase here every single month.

In March, Atlantic City’s casinos shut down. Governor Phil Murphy finally allowed them to reopen over the Fourth of July weekend. The last casino to reopen was Borgata Hotel-Casino, widely considered one of the best gambling venues in the city.

On Sunday, the Borgata finally opened back up. It marks the complete resumption of in-person gambling in Atlantic City. Many gambling fans in the northeast are happy to see this massive gambling venue back up and running.

Borgata is consistently the biggest revenue earner in Atlantic City. Owners of this property are hoping this trend continues for the rest of the year. As we already mentioned, this property and all others will be putting a major focus on their online gambling operations.

The next few months will be very important for Atlantic City. Can New Jersey’s top gambling destination learn anything from Las Vegas?

Casino Companies Take Notice of Covid-19 Case Increase

When the US casino industry began to shut down, all eyes focused on Las Vegas. This city is the largest gambling destination in the world. Many had questions about how Las Vegas would fare with its major casino-resorts shut down.

The answer became clear almost immediately. City and state leaders recognized how important it was to get the casinos open again. Some health experts warned that doing so would result in a major increase in Covid-19 cases.

That has turned out to be the case. Since the casinos in Las Vegas reopened, cases of Covid-19 have been increasing rapidly. Casino companies are taking notice and continue to work on improving safety measures.

Atlantic City casinos, including the Borgata Hotel-Casino, are trying to understand how to best approach reopening. Major gambling venues are proving to be easy places for this new virus to spread. No one expects the casino industry to shut down again, though.

More Las Vegas casinos are adding self-service options for guests. These venues are trying to limit human-to-human contact as much as possible. Atlantic City casino companies may soon begin taking this approach, as well.

The next few months will tell a lot about how the US casino industry will look in the future.

Are you excited to see all of Atlantic City’s casinos reopened? Let us know in the comments section below!

Gambling Revenue in NJ Was Down Nearly 66% in June

New Jersey finally gave its casinos the green light to reopen over Fourth of July weekend. Prior to this move, casino companies in the state were relying entirely on their online gambling operations for money. According to new reports, gambling revenue in NJ earned in June was down almost 66%.Revenue Decline Image

Some feel this is actually a success for the state. Other parts of the country saw their gambling revenue drop to almost zero while casinos were shut down. Today, we’re going to look at how much money the casinos here managed to bring in last month.

Let’s get into it!

State Leaders Continue Looking at Ways to Improve Atlantic City

The state of the land-based casino industry is changing every single week. Most states have chosen to reopen their casinos, albeit with major restrictions set in place. Some have rolled back their plans and have forced casinos to shut down once again.

Lawmakers in New Jersey wanted to take their time reopening the state’s gambling industry. It was devastating for Atlantic City’s economy. As most know, this city relies almost entirely on tourism and gambling revenue.

Governor Murphy began allowing casinos to open back up over Fourth of July weekend. According to reports, a large number of visitors flocked to the city to take part in the festivities. Many of these guests were surprised to see that eating, drinking, and smoking are now prohibited inside casinos.

Since opening weekend, tourism in this city seems to be dropping. Cases of Covid-19 are increasing around the country and many fear that a new wave could eventually hit New Jersey. State leaders are still doing everything they can to promote tourism while protecting public safety.

Balancing these two things isn’t easy. Casinos here continue to offer new deals, yet some may soon be forced to implement new, intense safety measures. We’re just starting to see how much money the casino companies in this state managed to bring in last month.

June’s Gambling Revenue in NJ Dropped by 65.6%

Everyone knew that June would be a tough month for New Jersey’s gambling industry. Casinos were shut down for the entire month. The only money being earned here was from these casino’s online gambling operations.

Many were curious to see exactly much money the gambling industry here earned in June. We now have an answer. According to new reports, June’s gambling revenue in NJ dropped by an incredible 65.6%.

It was a significant drop when compared to 2020. The nine casinos and two horse racing tracks managed to bring in $97.5 million in June. That’s nearly identical to the drop in revenue experienced this May.

Of course, the online gambling operations here have been earning significantly more money than they did in the past. Regulated online sportsbooks here brought in $12.6 million in June. In June of 2020, these sportsbooks earned just $9.7 million.

James Plousis, chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, spoke about the revenue figures to the media this week.

“June was the last full month of casino closures, and the figures reflect the historic business disruption across the region and beyond,” Plousis said. “Now that casinos have begun welcoming back visitors with appropriate limits, Atlantic City has started on the road to recovery.”

Fortunately, July is guaranteed to be a better month. Even with casinos operating at 25% capacity, revenue figures will be up. Stay tuned for updates!

How Are Things Looking in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas opened up earlier than many initially predicted. For a time, Governor Sisolak was hesitant to allow casinos to reopen. Eventually, however, he recognized that it was a necessity for Las Vegas to survive.

Casinos began to open here on June 4th. Today, nearly all of the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are now accepting guests. Cases of Covid-19 have begun to increase in Clark County and many of the casinos are now increasing their safety measures.

Earlier this week, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands announced they are no longer allowing smoking at table games. Some still criticize the fact that smoking is allowed in these casinos at all. In time, casino companies may have no other choice than to set a blanket bet on smoking indoors.

It’s still not entirely clear how much revenue the casinos here are earning. Tourism rates here are fluctuating. Much like Atlantic City, fewer visitors seem to be traveling here due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases around the country.

It’s an incredibly difficult time for the US land-based gambling industry. More and more states are now turning to online gambling for revenue. It’s likely that more states will look at regulating this industry as time goes on.

Are you surprised to see gambling revenue in NJ drop by so much? How much money will the casinos here earn in July? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here Are the Three New Rules Inside AC Casinos Being Talked About

The biggest casino destination on the East Coast has officially reopened to the public. Things aren’t quite the same as they were prior to March, though. There are three new rules inside AC casinos that many visitors are beginning to complain about.Rules Sign

It will take time for US casinos to get back to normal. Some predict that casinos may never look the same as they did just a few months ago. Today, we’re going to look at three important new rules being implemented inside Atlantic City’s casinos.

Let’s get into it!

Atlantic City is Slowly Reopening to the Public

Most states around the country have begun allowing their casino industries to start operating again. That includes New Jersey, which has only recently given casino companies the green light to open for business. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy, though.

For months, New Jersey had the second-highest rates of Covid-19 in the country. The state was in lockdown for months and most businesses were forced to temporarily close down their doors. That includes all of the casinos in Atlantic City.

Closing down these gambling venues had unintended consequences. It completely stopped tourism into the city and as a result, a huge number of other businesses began losing revenue. Many felt that unless things got back on track, Atlantic City may not survive through the summer.

Eventually, lawmakers in New Jersey approved a bill to offer relief to the casinos and other small businesses in Atlantic City. Just a couple weeks later, Governor Phil Murphy announced that casinos would be allowed to reopen by July 4th. It was extremely exciting news for residents in this part of New Jersey.

Many of the casinos in Atlantic City finally opened back up this past weekend. As many have begun to realize, however, things are much different here than they were a few weeks ago.

Three New Rules Inside AC Casinos To Keep in Mind

Casinos are continuing to reopen across the country. The owners of these venues are working hard to make things as safe as possible for guests and employees while remaining fun. Balancing these two things is proving to be extremely difficult.

Atlantic City’s gambling industry is now up and running. There are three new rules inside AC casinos that visitors should keep in mind, though. Until further notice, eating, drinking, and smoking are all prohibited when on the casino floor.

It’s not much of a surprise. Casino companies here recognize how easily the new coronavirus can spread between individuals. They are doing everything they can to limit social contact.

Not everyone is pleased to see these new regulations. At the moment, all of the casinos here are operating at 25% capacity. Joe Lupo, president of the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, spoke about the opening weekend and claims many visitors are interested in seeing how things are inside these casinos.

“Obviously it will be lighter than normal. This is usually a busy weekend,” Lupo said. “I think people are going to try it out, test us out, see what it’s like.”

Those looking to make a few wagers will probably enjoy visiting Atlantic City. It’s important to keep the three new rules inside AC casinos in mind before your visit, though. No one can say when things will return to normal here.

Over in Nevada, casino companies continue working on improving safety measures.

Las Vegas Casinos Face Criticism For Lack of Employee Safety

Atlantic City casinos have only been open for a few days. Over in Nevada, things have been up and running for more than a month. Las Vegas is now focused on increasing tourism and drawing in more gamblers.

Almost all of the hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have reopened. Safety measures are set in place inside all of these properties. Recently, many groups have complained that the casino companies here are not doing enough to protect their workers.

According to some casino employees, rates of Covid-19 are not being reported in Las Vegas. Some of these workers have fallen ill due to the new coronavirus. As a result, the Nevada Culinary Union is suing some of the casinos here over the lack of safety.

Rates of Covid-19 have been slowly increasing in Nevada. In fact, infection rates are still growing throughout the entire country. It seems unlikely that state officials in Nevada will force the casinos here to close again.

The US land-based casino industry may never look the same. The new rules inside AC casinos could be here to stay. We’ll need to wait and see how the country grapples with this new virus over the next few months.

Do you plan on visiting Atlantic City this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here’s How Things Will Look When Atlantic City Casinos Reopen

We’re now just a few days away from New Jersey’s gambling industry relaunching. Many of the biggest casinos in the state are set to open their doors this weekend. Now is the perfect time to discuss how things will look when Atlantic City casinos reopen.Atlantic City

Many people around the state are excited to see these gambling venues open back up. Some, however, fear this could lead to another surge of Covid-19 cases. Here’s what visitors can expect.

Governor Phil Murphy Moves Forward With Atlantic City Plans

As many know, Atlantic City is one of the top gambling destinations in the US. Millions of people, many of whom are based on the East Coast, flock to this city every year to take part in the gambling and entertainment options. Unfortunately, the entire city has been shut down since March.

New Jersey was one of the worst-hit states from Covid-19 early on. Cases began to skyrocket here over the past few months. Towards May, this trend began to slow down and new infections are now dropping in this state.

The shutdown of Atlantic City’s gambling industry cost an incredible amount of money. It also led to a massive number of layoffs. Hundreds of thousands of individuals work in Atlantic City and most were left without a job while the casino and tourism industry here was shut down.

Residents and politicians around the state have called for Atlantic City to reopen. Last month, Governor Phil Murphy told the media that he expects this to happen by July 4th. Murphy agreed to a safety plan presented by the state’s major casino companies.

Despite the sharp rise in coronavirus cases around the country, Murphy seems determined to stick with the current plan. Now, many interested in visiting Atlantic City are asking about how the gambling venues here will look after reopening.

This is What to Expect When Atlantic City Casinos Reopen

New Jersey isn’t the only state that’s working to get its gambling industry functioning again. States across the country have begun to allow their gambling venues to open back up. That includes Nevada, the world’s largest gambling destination.

As we just mentioned, the current plan is for Atlantic City’s casinos to finally reopen on July 4th. That’s exciting news for casino workers and gambling fans here. Of course, many worry that things will be completely different than they were at the start of the year.

It’s no surprise that things will look different when Atlantic City casinos reopen. All of the gaming venues here need to implement strict safety measures to protect their employees and patrons. Some of the casino companies in New Jersey have begun to reveal the measures they are taking to protect public safety.

“The health and safety of our employees and guests are at the center of all that we do, and although we respect the decision we regret that we are unable to welcome back the thousands of employees who are anxious to return to work. We look forward to a time when it is safe to welcome everyone back,” officials within Borgata Hotel & Casino said. 

Before the Atlantic City casinos reopen, they must all be cleaned extensively. Casinos can only accept 25% capacity. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited inside the venue. Table games will be limited to just a few people.

Casinos have also confirmed that the table games will have plexiglass barriers between players and dealers. Strict social distancing measures will also be implemented throughout the casino floor.

We’re just a few days away from the state’s casinos opening back up. Hopefully, things are safe and revenue begins flowing back into the state.

Is it Safe to Reopen US Casinos Right Now?

The world is in an unprecedented time right now. The US has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world and states are still struggling to understand how to move forward. Many are now concerned about reopening casinos.

Covid-19 cases are growing quickly around the country. Some states are backtracking on their reopening plans. Over in Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that masks are now required in all public places. Analysts have concerns that the casinos in this state will be forced to close down again.

It’s clear that many are unhappy with the safety measures that Las Vegas casino companies have set in place. This week, the Nevada Culinary Union announced that it was suing several of the casinos in Las Vegas over this issue.

There will be many new safety measures set in place when Atlantic City casinos reopen. Will they be enough to prevent the spread of this new coronavirus? That remains to be seen. It’s the same issue that businesses around the world are dealing with.

No one can really say how to best approach this situation. For now, state leaders in New Jersey seem content with the current reopening plan.

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The Reopening Plans for NJ Casinos Are Being Revealed!

According to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, casinos in Atlantic City can finally reopen to the public on July 2nd. Many gambling analysts have been asking what safety measures these gaming venues will implement to ensure that things are safe. Now, the reopening plans for NJ casinos are starting to get revealed.Sky View Of Atlantic City

It’s clear that officials in the state want to open casinos in the safest way possible. There are in-depth measures being set in place to achieve that goal. Today, we’re going to look at what is currently being planned.

Let’s get into it!

New Jersey Begins to Slowly Resume Normalcy

Back in March, New Jersey joined almost all other states in completely shutting down. It didn’t take long for rates of Covid-19 to begin surging here. Eventually, New Jersey started recording the second-most infection rates in the country.

Over the past few weeks, these rates have started to drop in this state. It seems the strict lockdown measures set in place are working. That’s great news for the casinos here, many of which have lost millions of dollars this year.

Last week, Governor Murphy gave residents of this state some good news. He announced that a new phase of reopening was set to take place. This Monday, hair salons, barbershops, and other personal care businesses were given permission to reopen back up. Murphy also announced that casinos in the state would begin opening on July 2nd.

Everyone seems happy to see things slowly get back to normal. Atlantic City, in particular, has been hit hard due to this global pandemic. A huge number of businesses and individuals are struggling and reopening casinos may be the only way to turn things around.

Of courses, reopening casinos is proving to be extremely difficult during this time. Many have been wondering how exactly casino companies in this state plan to protect their guests. Now, reports are starting to surface that shed some light on this.

Reports On the Reopening Plans for NJ Casinos Start to Surface

New Jersey is actually one of the last states to allow casinos to open back up. Over the past month, many parts of the country have begun allowing their casino industries to start operating again. That includes Las Vegas, where many of the biggest and best casino-resorts on the planet are located.

Atlantic City remains the gambling hub of the East Coast. There are many fantastic hotel-casinos here, all of which have been closed down for months. As we just mentioned, these venues will finally receive permission to open back up on July 2nd.

As of now, only the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget, Ocean Casino Resort, and Resorts Casino Hotel plan to reopen on July 2nd. The reopening plans for NJ casinos are starting to come out. This week, for example, Borgata released its new guidelines to open back up.

Under the new set of rules, employees and guests will be required to wear masks while in public places. Everyone will also be checked for symptoms upon entering the casino floor. Social distancing measures, including separating slots by six feet, are also being implemented.

Borgata President Melonie Johnson spoke about her excitement in reopening to the media this week.

“When we reopen our doors, we do so with excitement to welcome back our employees and guests, and with an unwavering commitment to their health and safety,” she said. “Summer is a special time in Atlantic City, and we look forward to playing a part in offering some much-needed entertainment.”

More details on the reopening plans for NJ casinos are likely to be released soon.

More Las Vegas Casinos Are Set to Open Their Doors

Hope is that enough tourists flock to Atlantic City in order to keep the casinos here afloat. Even with the new guidelines, many believe people on the East Coast will be excited about gambling inside a real casino. We’re seeing tourism slowly increase in the city of Las Vegas.

Many world-class gambling venues are now opened back up in Nevada. Parts of the reopening plans for NJ casinos can be found in these venues. Fortunately, many people still seem to be enjoying themselves here.

Casino companies are doing everything they can to promote safe behavior. News recently surfaced that Caesars Entertainment is offering free slot credits to players wearing masks. Soon, this may not be optional in this city.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak recently announced that masks are likely to be required soon. This news comes as infection rates begin to surge around the country. Health officials in Nevada want to avoid another lockdown.

It seems like Atlantic City is about to start getting back to normal. Many major gaming venues are set to open back up early next month. We’ll continue offering updates on this situation as more news becomes available.

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