ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The New Jersey casino industry is taking a hit, along with thousands of restaurants who were preparing to salvage their summer season with indoor dining starting Thursday. Today, after Governor Phil Murphy said no to indoor dining on July 9th, the Borgata Hotel and Casino announced they will not reopen in conjunction with the planned reopening of indoor dining.
“We respect the Governor’s decision to postpone the reopening of indoor dining in New Jersey to protect the public. Given this decision, our property Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City will remain closed. Our guests expect a special experience when they come to our property and if we cannot provide that level of hospitality, we feel it best that we remain closed until such time that the Governor lets us know it is safe to offer food and beverage,” the casino said. “The health and safety of our employees and guests are at the center of all that we do, and we regret that, at this time, we are unable to welcome back the thousands of employees who are anxious to return to work. We look forward to a time when it is safe to welcome everyone back.”