Jake's 58 remains shuts down following statewide service interruption
Jake’s 58 was shut down on Tuesday when a service disruption caused the casino to turn away gamblers.
The casino/hotel was affected by a statewide service interruption, according to Phil Boyle, president and CEO for Suffolk OTB, which operates the casino.
Jake's 58 posted an update to social media on Wednesday morning stating, "Yesterday Jake's 58 was one of multiple casinos throughout New York which suffered service disruptions due to issues affecting the company that operates the statewide system. Other casinos have already reopened and we have been assured that Jake's 58 will be next."
Gamblers expressed concern that the issue could be due to a hacking of the system. Jake's 58 said that is not the case.
"We always take it very seriously and are concerned with potential hacks, we saw what happened recently with MGM in Las Vegas and Caesar's. We don't want to see that. We have a tremendous IT team and cyber security team focused on this," Boyle added.
The casino has signs in its parking lot stating that it is temporarily closed. However, the restaurant and hotel remain open.
Jake's 58 says there is currently no estimate for when the casino will reopen.