Las Vegas casino and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will reopen its three Atlantic City properties on Friday, July 3, the company said late last week.
Atlantic City’s nine operating casinos have been closed since mid-March to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced last week that the venues would be able to do so Resumption of operations from July 2 at 25% capacity. The much-anticipated reopening of Atlantic City casinos later this week marks the end of the longest stretch the beach resort has been gambling without since its legalization in the late 1970s.
Caesars said last week that its three Atlantic City casinos – Caesars, Ballys and Harrahs – will reopen on July 3rd, the day after the first day that it would be possible to reopen, just in time for the weekend of July 4th.
Caesars said its three properties will resume operations in accordance with state health and safety guidelines. The company has drawn up a plan to reopen its casinos under the guidance of local and state officials, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Caesars redesigned the slot machines in the Atlantic City gaming days to allow social distance and reduced the number of seats for a better distance at the gaming tables.
Masks are required at all times and for everyone
At Caesars’ three Atlantic City casinos, guests and employees must wear face masks. The company announced one last week universal mask politics about all of its properties that indicate that “Everyone inside in their properties […] must always wear masks, except when eating or drinking. “
The directive applies to “All employees, sellers, contractors, guests and passers-by.”
At the reopening of their three Atlantic City casinos, Caesars regional president for Atlantic City, Ron Baumann, said they are thrilled to welcome and create both team members and customers “More memories together.”
Mr. Baumann, who recently received a permanent license to direct Caesars’ Atlantic City operations, added that they will focus on these “Improve our health and safety protocols to offer guests a pleasant experience that emphasizes social distance and cleanliness. “
Aside from the game days, Caesars will reopen a number of bars, restaurants and other amenities next Friday. Here is a list of the company with information about which facilities are scheduled to resume operations:
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
- The pool is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Bars & Lounges: X Bar, Eden Lounge, #BarWithNoName
- Food: Gordon Ramsay Steak, Coastal Craft, Martorano, McCormick & Schmick
- Casual and fast service: Tazza, Guy Fieris Sammich Joint, Pin-Up Pizza, AC Burger Co., Starbucks
Caesars Atlantic City
- Food: Neros, Betty’s back room, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Kwi, Mortons, Café Roma
- Bars & Lounges: Nero´s Lounge, Toga, 2100 Bar & Lounge, Caesars Beachside Bar, Seven Stars Lounge
- Casual and fast service: Tazza
Ballys Atlantic City
- Food: Guy Fieris Chophouse, Buca di Beppo, Nudeldorf, Harry’s Oyster Bar (outdoor dining possible)
- Bars & Lounges: Ballys Beach Bar (outdoor dining possible), L-Bar, Mountain Bar and The Boardwalk Saloon in Wild Wild West
- Casual and fast service: AC Snack Shack in the Wild West, Dunkin Donuts, Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Walt’s Primo Pizza, Sac O ‘Subs
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