It's a good day for Atlantic City casinos and casino workers with word from the AP that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has given them permission to reopen as of this morning. The 12 casinos — and their many restaurants — have been mandatorily shuttered since Sunday and were reportedly losing close to $5 million a day altogether.
The Press of Atlantic City checks in on some of the casinos and their reopening plans. While the Golden Nugget "has begun reopening restaurants, bars and hotel rooms," Tropicana president and CEO Tony Rodio explains that staffing is the major hurdle to reopening, saying that "it's been a nightmare getting employees into the city." There's not much on the status of specific Atlantic City restaurants so far, though Landry's hospitality group, which runs the restaurants in the Golden Nugget says to stand by for restaurant openings.
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