AC back on in AC; 2 casinos back to normal

July 19, 2010 9:19:49 AM PDT
Things are cool again at Trump Plaza and Caesars Atlantic City.

Temporary cooling equipment had finally taken hold Monday morning, three days after a power plant failure left the Boardwalk casinos without air conditioning - and most of their customers.

Caesars was handing out free ice cream bars to patrons Monday. But it was the casinos that took a licking on what would have been one of the most profitable weekends of the year.

Trump Plaza had to shut down Friday and Saturday, losing several million dollars. Caesars stayed open as crews worked to hook up temporary cooling, but business was slow.

The problem was due to a break in an underground pipe that provided cold water for the casinos' air conditioning systems.