Although the news from the grapevine that we can hear is that Thanksgiving should not hold in the United States this year due to the dreaded COVID-19. However, we are sure that one location will not follow the trend.
At this time, Atlantic City is instructing bettors to wear their best gaming clothes and they should head down to their casinos because they won’t close up shop.
On the other hand, they should not expect to see turkies of any kind or its trimmings at their restaurants.
Major casinos in various states have either closed or are planning to close this week, albeit temporarily. This is because of an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases which doesn’t seem to abate in the states.
The state of New Jersey is not exempted as it has also seen a sudden increase in recent times. Though, the state Governor, Phil Murphy does not believe that closing Atlantic City is necessary. In more ways than one, his stance on letting the casinos open for business kind of makes sense.
According to data gotten recently, casinos are number forty-four on the list of spaces where people can catch the virus.
By opening Atlantic City, the governor is giving them a possibly safe space to stat which will also keep them from participating in unnecessarily large community gatherings. These kind of spaces are major sources of concern due to how fast it can spread the COVID-19 virus.
Also, casinos have carried out detailed health measures to help stop the virus.
“We believe, based on the evidence that we have, that they’ve been able to responsibly manage their casino floors. Whether it’s through personal protective equipment, dividers, capacity management, temperature checks, review of symptoms checks with people who go onto the floor, there is not any evidence … that there is a big outbreak coming from participating on the floor.”
There’s no word whether the casinos or the governor will let bring their own turkey for the memorable event.
The governor, however, has initiated a ban on indoor dining at restaurants and bars after 10 PM. Also, alcohol will not be served to anyone until after 5 am the following morning.
Notwithstanding, Atlantic City will find it hard to survive for long if they are made to close the second time. Now, these venues will have the needed boost that’ll bring them much need traffic.
Other casinos in New Jersey are not as fortunate as they’ll be in lockdown. Rivers Casino will close this Friday because of the order that will be passed down from authorities of Philadelphia. The casino will not open until next year.
Elsewhere, Detroit and Michigan casinos are also closed, and the 4 casinos in New York are also stopping operations at 10 pm every day. Casinos in Illinois are also closed on Friday, but vacationers in the state set to go elsewhere for Thanksgiving and are planning to go to Atlantic City.