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Sandy Can't Keep Casinos Closed in Atlantic City

Posted: Nov. 8th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

With the worst of the devastation from Sandy now passed, the Atlantic City is healing its wounds and reopening its doors to tourism with the reopening of all but two of its casinos. Despite difficult hurdles to clear like the devastation wrought on much of its clientele, the casino's expect to bring much needed finance into the badly damaged city.

All but two casinos in Atlantic City planned to be back in business Friday, hours after getting the permission to reopen from Gov. Chris Christie and five days after the approaching Superstorm Sandy forced them to close their doors.

The Golden Nugget moved quickly to start recouping its losses, opening within two hours of the governor’s order. Nine others prepared to open later in the day as the struggling gambling industry scrambled to restart after a second forced shutdown in two years.

Christie issued his order at 10 a.m., also reopening roads to the seaside resort, which was subject to a mandatory evacuation.

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