Christie Administration Announces Suspension Of Gaming Activity Due To Hurricane Sandy

Trenton, NJ – In seeking to address the public safety concerns set forth in Executive Order 104 issued by Governor Chris Christie on October 27, 2012, declaring a State of Emergency due to severe weather conditions, the Administration has announced the suspension of gaming activity as of 3:00 p.m. Sunday October 28, 2012 with the properties closing at 4:00 p.m.

“Division of Gaming Enforcement staff have been in constant dialogue with the casinos to ensure an orderly shutdown of gaming operations on Sunday,” said Governor Christie.  “They have also assured me that the necessary security, surveillance, maintenance operations and personnel are in place to secure the properties gaming equipment and assets.”

“I want to commend Governor Christie, state and local officials and the casino executives for their coordinated efforts towards protecting the safety of our visitors and residents of Atlantic City,” said Division Director David Rebuck.

For further information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices, please go to www.ready.nj.gov.

A copy of the order [pdf 65kB]


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