With collaboration, gaming and hospitality can reopen in South Jersey, says Jane F. Bokunewicz

May 7, 2020 Press of Atlantic City

By Jane F. Bokunewicz

Ingenuity is born in times of crisis and it is encouraging to see the innovative ideas emerging from gaming and hospitality leaders around the world. Signs of hope are beginning to replace the doom and gloom of the news over the past two months with discussions of “how” and “when” the industry can reopen. Supermarkets were quick to adapt with one-way aisles and plexiglass protectors for cashiers. Now hospitality organizations, deemed non-essential, are getting ready for their new normal…By sharing ideas and learning from what others have done before us, the gaming and hospitality industry in South Jersey can reopen safely and successfully. The collaboration recently announced with the Casino Association of N.J. and AtlantiCare is a positive first step to leverage the ideas of experts from two of our strongest industries. Partnerships like this are key to ensuring a safe and successful reopening when restrictions are lifted.