AtlantiCare, Atlantic City casinos partner for safe reopening strategy David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · April 30, 2020 at 2:58 pm ATLANTIC CITY — The Casino Association of New Jersey and AtlantiCare announced a partnership Wednesday to develop a reopening plan once the indefinite shutdown of the industry is lifted. The plan is being developed by the Casino Association, the industry’s lobbying arm, with the consultation of the regional health care provider “to assist the Murphy administration and regulators in thoughtfully developing comprehensive reopening plans that prioritize the safety and well-being of employees, guests and the community at large,” according to a news release. On March 16, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered Atlantic City’s nine casinos to close in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Five days later, the governor issued a stay-at-home order for the entire state.