September 22, 2014
Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday night. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's 12 casinos, ordered closed because of Sandy, can reopen immediately.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued an order allowing for gambling to begin again. The roads to Atlantic City also reopened under the order, which went into effect at 10 a.m. Friday.
The casinos have been closed since Sunday, before Sandy hit.
It was only the fourth shutdown in the 34 years that New Jersey has had casinos.