Two-month N.J. casino shutdown could lead to a $1.1 billion loss in economic activity David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · March 24, 2020 at 6:37 am A two-month shutdown of the state’s casino industry will lead to $1.1 billion in lost economic activity, according to a report from the American Gaming Association. That figure encompasses all direct and indirect economic activity associated with the casino industry, including gaming revenue, food and beverage, and hotel, but also the impact on suppliers, vendors, and workers. “The impact on our employees, their families and communities is staggering, and the implications extend far beyond the casino floor,” said Bill Miller, president, and CEO of the AGA. Last Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the closure of the Atlantic City’s nine casinos, as New Jersey continues to grapple with how best to minimize the spread of the new coronavirus.