NJ Governor Announces Casinos To Re-open July 2

Casinos across New Jersey will be able to reopen their doors from 2 July, as Governor Phil Murphy has announced, with new capacity restrictions in place.

New Jersey’s casinos have been closed since March 16 because of a statewide ban on more than 50 people’s gatherings. Casinos will be able to reopen with a full capacity of 25 percent only before the fourth weekend of July.

Murphy said: “While we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the common-sense public health measures that New Jerseyans have been complying with are now allowing for us to expand capacity limits.

“We will continue to evaluate and make reopening decisions based on data, science, and facts.”

The announcement follows on from the executive order of the Governor allowing for indoor gatherings of up to 100 people, or 25 percent of the capacity of a room.

Murphy also reiterated that ahead of the re-openings which are due to be released in the coming days, further health and safety measures will be in place. The Governor has stressed that those who refuse to comply will be escorted out of the casino.