Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Daily updates for Weather, Traffic, News, and Entertainment. Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. “If you’re playing slots or tables, you won’t sit next to someone you that don’t know. The late-night announcements from Gov. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. >> Atlantic City’s top casino is laying off or cutting the hours of 422 workers in what it says is a direct reaction to strict new indoor dining limits imposed by Gov. The exterior of the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. >> Atlantic City’s top casino is laying off or cutting the hours of 422 workers in what it says is a direct reaction to strict new indoor dining limits imposed by Gov. “There’s been a lot of ups and downs.”. According to the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, over 26,000 people worked in Atlantic City’s casinos as of March 1, and most of them have been laid off. Trump pardons Flynn, Small businesses need your help more than ever. Murphy’s order came as the coronavirus rate of infection and number of cases climbs higher in New Jersey and across the country. Some grumbled that the governor had sucked the fun out of the casino experience, even as a smaller number defended the decision on public health grounds. Telephone: (808) 529-4747, Amazon to open 3rd Mississippi center, bringing 1,000 jobs, Ex-prosecutor Katherine Kealoha writes of drug addiction in sentencing letter, Key Hawaii testing partner warns travelers to make other plans; Kauai seeks to exit program, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami requests to opt out of state’s pre-arrivals testing program, citing rising COVID cases, Hawaii records 2 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 108 new infections statewide, Honolulu City Councilwoman suggests delay in start of rail service, Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant, Picture of U.S. economy worrisome as coronavirus inflicts damage, Hawaii’s drought-stricken small businesses may apply for disaster loans, Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as coronavirus maintains grip, Asian shares mostly rise after Dow crests 30,000 points, Nov. 29, 1975: Magnitude 7.7 quake kills 2, injures dozens on Hawaii island. But the last thing casinos want is their patrons leaving the premises, for any reason. For the first time in 108 days, slot machines will beep, dice will tumble and cards will be dealt at Atlantic City's casinos Thursday as they reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. New Jersey Gov. We’re pretty strong here,” Heath said. #7-210 All nine casinos have been closed for nearly nine weeks – the longest closure in Atlantic City’s history. Got a question you want answered? All rights reserved. Murphy said he reversed course on indoor dining because of the continuing outbreaks in parts of the country, even though New Jersey has seen a significant reduction in the number of its virus cases. On Tuesday, Murphy reiterated what bar patrons need to do, even outside. Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. Some vowed to come anyway, mixing drinks in their rooms and bringing sandwiches for dinner. Enter your email address to get a new one. NEWS 1130 is working hard to get you the information you need about the COVID-19 pandemic. All nine of them remain closed because of the coronavirus and most of the people who worked in them have lost their jobs. Beginning on Thursday, November 12, in accordance with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s order, food and beverage service will only be available as take-out or in-room delivery between the hours of 10pm and 10am. Now, as few as 30% may go back. By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. Hard Rock, like the other eight casinos, had been making reopening plans that included smoking, drinking and indoor dining as integral.