Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City properties will open July 3 at 10 a.m., the company announced Friday.
Following New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's order authorizing the reopening of Atlantic City casinos as of July 2, Bally's, Caesars, and Harrah's Resort will reopen on Friday, July 3, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
"We are thrilled to welcome back both our team members and customers to Bally's, Caesars, and Harrah's Resort and look forward to creating more memories together," said in a release Ron Baumann, Regional President for Caesars Entertainment, Atlantic City region. "The well-being of our team members and guests is important to us, and we are focused on enhancing our health and safety protocols to provide an enjoyable guest experience that emphasizes social distancing and cleanliness. Whether you plan to visit us on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, or enjoy the sophisticated setting of the Marina District, our resorts offer a great travel escape for guests this summer — especially for those living within drive-time of the Jersey Shore, who can visit us on a tank of gas, without the flight."
Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that Atlantic City’s nine casinos could reopen July 2 at 25% capacity. The city’s casinos have been closed since March 16 to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Murphy is expected to release additional details soon about the capacity restrictions and industry-wide protocols for Atlantic City casinos. Masks will be mandatory in Atlantic City for both guests and employees. Caesars recently modified its mask policy for all properties, requiring that face-coverings be worn.
On its gaming floors, Caesars, Bally's, and Harrah's Resort have rearranged slot machine banks to allow for social distancing, and fewer seats will allow for better spacing at table games. Additionally, all hospitality offerings and restaurants will reopen at reduced capacity in adherence with social distancing practices.
Caesars Entertainment's Atlantic City properties' health and safety plans were developed in accordance with guidance from both local and state health officials, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC).