According to Division of Gaming Enforcement officials, DGE director David Rebuck was “in ongoing dialogue with the Governor’s Office, state and local officials, and the Atlantic City casino executives” as of Wednesday.
Casino officials hope to have the casinos open by the weekend to avoid losing too much money.
“The weekends have been more impactful for Atlantic City,” executive vice president of operations at the Borgata Joe Lupo said. “While we’re hoping to open by then, we’re obviously going to support the governor’s role. The safety of our employees and customers is the most important thing.”
All 12 of the city’s casinos reported minimal structural damage from the storm and are estimated to be losing close to $5 million a day each day they’re closed. The casinos have been closed since 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.