NJ governor: Atlantic City casinos can reopen

November 2, 2012 - 5:33 PM
Superstorm Sandy

A worker uses a backhoe to clear sand and debris that was carried onshore by surge from superstorm Sandy in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's 12 casinos, ordered closed because of Sandy, can reopen immediately.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued an order allowing for gambling to begin again. The roads to Atlantic City also reopened under the order, which went into effect at 10 a.m. Friday.

The casinos have been closed since Sunday, before Sandy hit.

It was only the fourth shutdown in the 34 years that New Jersey has had casinos.