Updated 10:16 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • This October 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of Ballys Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On November 4, 2020, officials at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island company that is buying Ballys for $ 25 million, said they can do it. “A place to see and be seen by investing $ 90 million in the aging casino and increasing its offerings. Less This October 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of Ballys Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey November 4, 2020, officials at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island company that is buying Bally’s for $ 25 million, … more

    Photo: Wayne Parry, AP

This October 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of Ballys Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On November 4, 2020, officials at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island company that is buying Ballys for $ 25 million, said they can do it. “A place to see and be seen by investing $ 90 million in the aging casino and increasing its offerings. Less This October 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of Ballys Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey November 4, 2020, officials at Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island company that is buying Bally’s for $ 25 million, … more

Photo: Wayne Parry, AP

30-hour shutdown for Ballys Casino in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) – Ballys Casino in Atlantic City will be temporarily closing for 30 hours next week to accommodate a technology overhaul.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement told The Associated Press on Thursday that closure would begin on February 16.

It will only affect the casino floor, not the associated hotel, the agency said.

Bally’s was sold by Caesars Entertainment to Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which later changed its name to Bally’s Corp., in November for $ 25 million. changed.

Leland Moore, a spokesman for the New Jersey attorney general, which includes the Gambling Enforcement Department, said the department had approved Bally’s request for a 30-hour shutdown “to upgrade the data system. Based on the information provided by Bally’s received information will do so. ” enable a complete IT overhaul to modernize all electronic gaming devices and systems. “

Bally declined to comment on speculation about a temporary shutdown last week, and the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission cleared Bally’s to new owners in November after the company committed to invest in renovations and repairs to Atlantic City’s worst casino in terms of revenue.

The company has announced that it will spend at least $ 90 million to renovate hotel rooms, upgrade restaurants, entertainment, and pool and spa, and replace or repair critical infrastructure at the 41-year-old facility.

Bally’s was the third casino to open in Atlantic City in 1979 and once led the city’s gambling market.

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