Storm will close NJ casinos for only 3rd time ever

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 2:23 PM
Storm will close NJ casinos for only 3rd time ever

All 11 of Atlantic City's casinos are shutting down as Hurricane Irene moves toward the resort city and the rest of New Jersey. It's only the third time they have closed en masse.

Gov. Chris Christie announced Friday that the casinos would have to close by noon Saturday.

Ten of the casinos had already announced plans to close by 8 p.m. Friday. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has not said when it will close.

The city's casinos have shut down only twice before, in 1985 for Hurricane Gloria and in 2006 because of a state government shutdown.