New Jersey, NY and CT Casinos Ordered Closed Coronavirus Fears

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With the news that at least 178 people have tested positive for coronavirus in New Jersey came Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement calling for the closure of all gyms, movie theatres and casinos in the state.

Murphy’s statement did not come alone. The governor’s statement was part of a joint statement with two other governors. Governors Cuomo of New York and Lamont of Connecticut joined him in making similar statements declaring that establishments in their states would also be closing. This news came alongside a revelation that two NY state lawmakers have tested positive for the virus, driving home the urgency to fellow lawmakers who previously may have not taken the crisis seriously.

With the closure of these public venues, people are left without a casino to place bets making now an important time for the newly created online casinos available in these states. WSN has made comprehensive lists and how-to guides for mobile and online sports betting platforms.

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New Jersey Casinos Ordered Closed

New Jersey is home to one of the largest clusters of casinos on the East coast with twenty-three casinos across the state and ten being in Atlantic City itself.

Casinos across the state jumped into action at the behest of their Governor. Caesars Entertainment, which owns three Atlantic City casinos, immediately announced closures through April 2nd and refunds for any guests who made reservations.

Caesars Entertainment, as well as a few other Casinos, have made announcements that it will pay employees out two weeks’ pay during the closures to help staff through the crisis.

“This is not a time for business as usual, restaurants and bars will also close to dine-in patron[s] and can only do delivery and takeout. These establishments [bars] will be provided a waiver for carry-out alcohol. Groceries, pharmacies and gas stations are considered essential businesses and will remain open…”

source: Statement from the Governors Office of New Jersey.

New Jersey’s Closed Casinos:

All casinos on this list are expected to remain closed for 14 days per the order of the governor. This could be extended. Check back with WSN.com for updates as the situation unfolds. In the meantime, check out these 100% operational online and mobile betting platforms. These platforms are suggested by WSN and are a safe alternative to in-person betting.

  • Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
  • Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Ballys Atlantic City
  • Freehold Raceway
  • Harrahs Resort
  • Island Dragway
  • Monmouth Park Racetrack
  • Old Bridge Township Raceway Park RPM Raceway
  • Full House Casino Entertainment
  • Tumbling Duck
  • Casino Night Out
  • Gateway 23
  • High Roller Casino
  • Royal Casino Resort
  • Wild Wild West Casino
  • Tropicana Atlantic City
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Bridgeport Speedway
  • Caesars Atlantic City
  • Golden Nugget
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

New York Casinos Ordered Closed

New York joined New Jersey and Connecticut in these public space closures to stop traveling between states by disgruntled patrons attempting to find an open casino.

In the joint statement on closures Cuomo of New York had this to say:

“We have agreed to a common set of rules that will pertain in all of our states, so don’t think about going to a neighboring state because there’s going to be a different set of conditions…So if you can’t do a party in New York City, you can’t do a party in New Jersey, you can’t do a party in Connecticut.”

source: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, live statement.

This may have been a wise move on behave of the governors. There is a long tradition of New Yorkers traveling to New Jersey to party and place bets going back to the ’20s and up to modern times. This move may help stop a surge of people attempting to find a place to place bets.

New York currently has the most cases of coronavirus at 950 including nine deaths.

New York’s Closed Casinos:

All casinos on this list are expected to remain closed for 14 days per the order of the governor. This could be extended. Check back with WSN.com for updates as the situation unfolds. In the meantime, check out these 100% operational online and mobile betting platforms. These platforms are suggested by WSN and are a safe alternative to in-person betting.

  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
  • Batavia Downs Casino
  • Del Lago Resort and Casino
  • Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
  • The Fairgrounds Gaming
  • Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino
  • Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track
  • Lakeside Entertainment
  • Mohawk Bingo Palace and Casino
  • Monticello Gaming & Raceway
  • Point Place Casino
  • Resorts World Catskills (and other Resorts Casino properties)
  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway
  • Seneca Allegany Casino (and all five other Seneca Casinos)
  • Tioga Downs & Casino
  • Vernon Downs & Casino
  • Yellow Brick Road Casino

Connecticut Casinos Ordered Closed

Connecticut may have very few confirmed cases at forty-one, but they aren’t taking their chances. Governor Ned Lamont joined his neighboring governors to make the dramatic decision to close public spaces. This order is one step above a public curfew, and for a virus not anticipated to peak until the Summer, this move couldn’t have come sooner.

Lamont reaffirmed his commitment to working with his fellow governors in a situation where more responsibility is falling on individual states in the absence of federal leadership.

“This is changing so fast. We’ve got to work together on a coordinated basis.” Lamont continued, “If you have any options at all, stay home. If you’re over 60, 70, stay home.”

source: Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont’s public statement.

Several casinos in the state are owned and operated by sovereign first nations tribes, and they have announced that they will be honoring the Governors decrees. The Mohegan Tribe, which operates several Connecticut casinos announced their intentions to close all casinos for fourteen days.

Connecticut’s Closed Casinos:

All casinos on this list are expected to remain closed for 14 days per the order of the governor. This could be extended. Check back with WSN.com for updates as the situation unfolds. In the meantime, check out these 100% operational online and mobile betting platforms. These platforms are suggested by WSN and are a safe alternative to in-person betting.

  • Mohegan Sun (and other Mohegan properties)
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Winners Waterbury
  • Casino Of The Sky
  • MGM Bridgeport
  • Tribal Winds Casino
  • Winners Bradley (and other Winners Casino properties)

These states were also joined by nearby Pennsylvania who has made similar moves to close public spaces, included Casinos.

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