GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS

     (The following press release from the New Jersey Governor's Office was  received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the statement.)  Governor Christie Announces Reopening of Atlantic City Casinos  Trenton, NJ – This morning, Governor Christie announced that he is rescinding  an order that closed Atlantic City casinos in preparation for Hurricane Sandy,  while also lifting the mandatory evacuation order for Atlantic City residents.  The Governor was notified by Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David  Rebuck that the order reinstating certificates of operation for the twelve  casinos was signed within minutes of the Governor’s lifting of the mandatory  evacuation order for the residents of Atlantic City, originally issued on  October 27, 2012.   The order grants the casinos permission to recommence casino gaming and  wagering activities on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Division  investigators and personnel have been assigned to each property to ensure  compliance with internal control procedures and to complete a final  authorization to commence operations.   “The Director has indicated that a complete review and assessment of the status  and condition of each casino property, including the casino floors, its  equipment, surveillance, security and gaming related computer systems have been  completed,” said Governor Christie. “I have extreme confidence in Division of  Gaming Enforcement staff as they begin the re-opening process of gaming  operations in Atlantic City.”   “This has been an extremely difficult time for the City of Atlantic City and  the State of New Jersey," said Division Director Rebuck. “The cooperation of  Governor Christie, state and local officials and the casino executives has been  outstanding and we commend all those who have responded and worked with our  staff throughout the events of Hurricane Sandy.”   “Maintaining the integrity of casino operations is paramount. We will continue  ongoing dialogue with the properties to ensure a smooth and cohesive re-opening  as quickly as possible," said Rebuck.  A copy of the order is attached to the release.   Contact: Michael Drewniak  Kevin Roberts 609-777-2600  (rml) NY                                               # # #  www.ready.nj.gov  www.nj.gov/governor/  <http://www.facebook.com/GovChrisChristie/>    <http://twitter.com/GovChristie>   <http://www.youtube.com/GovChristie>    <http://www.state.nj.us/governor/news/news/552010/approved/rss.xml>     
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