Following suit, The Borgata was open by 4pm on Friday, and others (the Tropicana, both Trump casinos, Bally's, Caesars) all eventually did the same. The last one to re-open today was the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.
Despite one hotel reassuring us that the damage to AC isn't as bad as the media has shown, from the sound of this Time article published on Thursday, we're not entirely convinced:
"Atlantic City is a shell of itself. The dozen towering casinos weren’t too damaged by the storm, but they sit closed until the gamblers with deep pockets roll back in.
The streets are littered with tree branches, apartment siding and smaller debris that was picked up by the surge as it moved inland, but cleanup crews are clearing more paths every few hours."
Sad, sad, sad.
Things did turn out well for at least one visitor to The Borgata, who reportedly won a $1.5 million jackpot on a penny slot machine. Talk about a silver lining! We'll be hopping over soon to take a look with our own eyes, though.
What about you? Does this news make you want to jump in the car and blow a few hundred dollar bills at the blackjack table? Or are you going to wait it out 'til AC is in better shape? Share your thoughts below!
[Photos: HotelChatter; Matt Slocum / AP]