Atlantic City is “in trouble”!
The President of the Senate of New Jersey said that Atlantic City is in trouble, because the governor’s plans do not include the earliest possible opening of a casino.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) believes Governor Phil Murphy (D) should be more proactive in deciding to open playgrounds.
All nine casinos were closed on March 16, Murphy ordered them to suspend their activities in connection with the introduction of a state of emergency. During this time, they lost hundreds of millions of dollars from gaming income. According to analysts’ estimates, 5 billion leaked through the fingers.
“Casinos should open their doors and get people back to work,” Sweeney told the Atlantic City press. The leader of the Democratic Senate is concerned that the state is not taking the necessary measures to open the casino soon.
Governor Murphy, in turn, said that it wasn’t so easy to snap a finger and let the beach resorts meet their guests again.
All Atlantic City casinos, in fact, have sophisticated ventilation systems that circulate, thus purifying indoor air. When opening / presumably opening casinos in the states, in particular Nevada, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida, the casino is committed to increasing air circulation in order to reduce the risk of Covid19 spreading.
For example, the Ocean Casino Resort uses an air purification system manufactured by AtmosAir Solutions. The company approves that the task of their devices is to remove “odors, mold, volatile organic compounds, bacteria, allergens, dust”
Murphy is about to meet with Atlantic City casino operators at a teleconference to discuss potential industry-wide procedures for reopening. The New Jersey Casino Association (CANJ) is partnering with AtlantiCare, an integrated healthcare network based in Atlantic County, to develop the best practices for managing casinos in the current circumstances.
“There are many national associations … and everyone is set up for that,” Sweeney said.
“In the past few years, Atlantic City and casinos, in particular, have barely risen to their feet after the recession that took place more than 10 years ago,” said the governor. “A huge number of these people do not have work to this day.”
The beaches are open.
Murphy allowed New Jersey beaches to open just in time for Memorial Day this weekend. As many New Jersey residents crave to get out of their homes after more than two months of isolation, sun seekers can enjoy their vacation again, including Atlantic City.
However, the weather is poor. Atlantic City is forecasting a maximum of 69 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, with a thunderstorm probability of 80%.