CANJ, AtlantiCare bring vaccination sites into casinos for workers, general public

The Casino Association of New Jersey, in partnership with regional health care provider AtlantiCare, is hosting COVID-19 vaccination events at casinos across Atlantic City.

The pop-up vaccination clinics opened this past weekend at several Atlantic City casino properties, including: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Ocean Casino Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City.

There will be additional vaccination events held over the next several weeks at Atlantic City casinos, including: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Resorts Casino Hotel on June 5 and at Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 6.

Vaccinations are available to those 12 and older. No appointments are necessary.

CANJ President Terry Glebocki said the effort is another way the industry is prioritizing health and wellness.

“The Atlantic City casino industry remains focused on the health and safety of its employees, guests and fellow residents,” she said. “These pop-up vaccination clinics provide our employees and their families another opportunity to get vaccinated on-site at our casino properties.”

Margaret Belfield, the chief operating officer at AtlantiCare, said making vaccinations easier will help the community.

“By expanding our vaccination on-site clinics into the casinos, we are making getting a vaccine even more convenient as we all work to protect our community and those who visit Atlantic City and the surrounding region,” she said.

Glebocki agreed.

“This has been a challenging year for all of us, but we are ready to move forward and rebuild and recover from this unprecedented pandemic,” she said. “We are truly grateful for the ongoing support of the (Gov. Phil) Murphy administration, AtlantiCare, UNITE HERE Local 54, our frontline team members and first responders who have worked together with us every step of the way to help vaccinate our team members, guests and fellow residents.

“As we look to turn the page on this difficult chapter, we will always remember how everyone came together in the best interest of Atlantic City.”