The casinos in Atlantic City saw an 80% drop in profits last year. According to the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, Atlantic City’s nine casinos collectively posted $117.5 million in gross operating profits in 2020, down from nearly $594m in 2019.

James Plousis, chair of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, said: “Atlantic City and its casinos endured their most challenging year in history. Even after being allowed to reopen in July, the casinos’ earnings were limited by travel restrictions, limited amenities, and cancelled entertainment.

“Yet, through responsible management, the casinos proved that in-person gaming could happen safely. As tourists return to the shore, they can have every confidence Atlantic City is safe for the summer.”

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