Atlantic City casinos will shut down at 8 p.m. amid COVID-19 concerns David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · March 16, 2020 at 11:45 am ATLANTIC CITY — The city’s nine casinos will close Monday night as New Jersey continues to grapple with how best to minimize the risk of spreading the new coronavirus. Gov. Phil Murphy, during a media conference call Monday morning with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, announced that casinos in all three states would be closed effectively at 8 p.m. Online gaming in New Jersey will continue, Murphy said. “With all we are seeing in our state – and across our nation and around the world – the time for us to take our strongest, and most direct, actions to date to slow the spread of coronavirus is now. I’ve said many times over the past several days that, in our state, we are going to get through this as one New Jersey family,” Murphy said.