Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued an emergency order to close all New Jersey casinos to the public indefinitely, due to the serious public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City casinos – Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s – will be temporarily closed effective at 8 PM tonight, Monday, March 16, 2020.
To be clear, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at any of our Atlantic City resorts to date. However, for the health and safety of our team members and guests, the casino will close to the public beginning tonight.
This decision is a precautionary measure only, made to ensure we are in compliance with local rules and regulations.
Please know that we have taken every step and precaution to promote the health and well-being of our guests and team members, and will continue to do so. We’ve implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols throughout our facilities, based upon recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control. More information on those protocols is available here.
We are currently working with hotel guests at our resorts to ensure they can rearrange their travel itineraries. All hotel reservations will be cancelled from now through Thursday, April 2, 2020. Any pre-payments will be refunded.
During the closure, Caesars will be paying two weeks of pay to all team members and benefits will not be interrupted.
We will also be working to donate food items from our restaurants during this time to The Community Food Bank to help support others in need throughout South Jersey.
Caesars is closely monitoring this evolving situation and will work with local officials to establish a reopening date as soon as it is appropriate to do so. We look forward to welcoming back team members and guests soon. Thank you for your loyalty during this unprecedented time.