Live poker to resume soon in Atlantic City; originally halted due to coronavirus

Poker is coming back to Atlantic City, with a few tweaks to accommodate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Borgata casino said Thursday it will resume live poker play on Oct. 21.
The city’s nine casinos shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak. When they reopened in July at reduced capacity, none was offering live poker.
The Borgata said it is taking several precautions, including limiting its poker room to 30 tables down from nearly 80. It is also keeping players distanced from each other and installing clear barriers.
The Borgata is the first Atlantic City casino to announce the resumption of live poker.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.