Casino Association of New Jersey Statement Regarding Governor Murphy’s Announcement of New COVID-19 Restrictions

November 9, 2020

Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), issued the following statement on behalf of the association regarding New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions in the state:

“The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) understands the administration’s concerns and that is why the industry has taken extraordinary measures to safely welcome back thousands of hardworking employees and valued guests, while also helping to minimize the exposure of Atlantic City casino property guests, our employees, and our local community to the COVID-19 virus.

We will continue to work to give our guests the exciting experience they have come to expect from our first-class properties:

  • Casino floor and gaming operations will remain open, uninterrupted, 24/7.
  • Indoor dining outlets will remain open, closing between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am ET, effective this Thursday, November 12th.

As we see a rise in cases across New Jersey, we are focused on the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents and will continue to work with AtlantiCare, our regional healthcare provider, as well as local and state officials, to refine and update our protocols as local and state mandates evolve. We remain dedicated to complying with, or exceeding, local or state-imposed mandates, restrictions and occupancy limits to try to maintain a healthy environment.”