Atlantic City welcomes back 2 shuttered casinos

This June 18, 2018 photo shows the exterior of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. With the former Revel due to reopen as the Ocean Resort Casino, and the former Trump Taj Mahal due to reopen as the Hard Rock - both on the same day, June 28 - crews are scrambling to get both properties ready for their grand openings. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

This photo shows a newly installed sign on the facade of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J., Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Ocean Resort Casino and another shuttered Atlantic City casino that were due to re-open on Thursday have already thrown their doors open to gamblers. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

This Wednesday, June 27, 2018 photo shows the giant replica electric guitar outside the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. after it was illuminated on the casino’s first night of operation. Both the Hard Rock and the Ocean Resort Casino have grand openings planned for Thursday but opened their doors a day early after receiving permission from state gambling regulators. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Movie stars lent an air of celebrity glitz to a gritty seaside gambling resort Thursday as Atlantic City reclaimed two of its shuttered casinos, and more than 6,000 of the 11,000 jobs it lost during a brutal stretch of casino shutdowns.