Light­ning strike dark­ens casi­nos

The Morning Call - - LOCAL / REGION -

AT­LANTIC CITY, N.J. — A light­ning strike caused power to go out in sev­eral At­lantic City casi­nos for sev­eral hours early Sun­day.

At­lantic City Elec­tric tells the Press of At­lantic City a power line was struck shortly af­ter 1 a.m., leav­ing about 9,400 customers with­out power.

The city’s fire depart­ment said it re­sponded to calls from Bally’s At­lantic City, Bor­gata Ho­tel Casino & Spa, Ocean Casino Re­sort and Re­sorts Casino Ho­tel where pa­trons were stuck in el­e­va­tors. Staff at Har­rah’s were able to get a per­son out of a stuck el­e­va­tor.

Gam­blers went on so­cial me­dia to de­scribe walk­ing through dark­ened casino floors

They were un­likely to lose money from slot ma­chines due to the out­age. The ma­chines use bat­tery-op­er­ated, un­in­ter­rupt­ible power sup­plies. Loy­alty pro­gram cards also record all play.

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