The March shutdown of the Atlantic City casinos during the Covid 19 emergency was only supposed to last two weeks, but three months later the casinos were still waiting for the OK to reopen from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. When that approval was given, some of it was quickly snatched back when Murphy decided that indoor dining was not included. Atlantic City executives came up with innovative ways to feed their customers in their rooms, with takeout or in venues quickly set up outside. Marie Jones, one of the leading gaming lawyers in the city, explains how the regulators got involved, what were some of the questions that her clients had about the new procedures and how the casinos reopened to surprising success of the first month. Jones is part of a feature in an upcoming issue of Gaming Law Review that includes four Atlantic City casino CEOs on how they all grappled with the closure and the subsequent reopening. Jones spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from her offices in Atlantic City in August.
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