ATLANTIC CITY'S 12 casinos won't know until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest when they will reopen in the wake of being forced to shut down over the weekend by Hurricane Sandy.
"We certainly think it's prudent" to delay the decision to reopen, said Tony Rodio, chief exec for Tropicana Atlantic City and president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. "We feel the state has a lot more , so we felt it was prudent to take another 24 hours to reassess the situation."
Rodio's remarks followed a conference call with state gaming regulators.
Because of Sandy's scope, it remains to be seen what kind of business the city's already beleaguered gambling industry will do once the doors reopen.