Atlantic City casinos reopen after Irene

AP News
Posted: Aug 29, 2011 3:12 PM
Atlantic City casinos reopen after Irene

Atlantic City's casinos are up and running again.

New Jersey gaming enforcement officials said all 11 casinos went back into operation at noon Monday.

The gambling halls in the nation's second largest gambling market were closed for the weekend as Hurricane Irene pushed up the Eastern Seaboard and New Jersey officials ordered the mandatory evacuation of coastal areas, including Atlantic City.

The storm caused some tidal flooding but the winds did minimal damage at the shore and the casino buildings were unscathed.

The weekend shutdown was only the third time that all the casinos in Atlantic City were closed in the 33 years of casino gambling there.