The casino industry has spent a lot of time wondering when millennials might stop shying away from gambling, and the pandemic has provided an answer …
Definitely not right now.
In fact, analysts say slot machines and other forms of gambling might be less likely to reel in millennials as casinos reopen than they had before. Local casinos, which had often attracted millennials with still-closed clubs and dining options, are getting their first taste of that.
Mike Donovan of the towering and relatively new Ocean Casino Resort said that, on the casino’s first weekend back — when it became one of five Atlantic City casinos operating once more, abiding by new safety measures, at the start of July — there were some younger people, but less than usual.