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Revel, Atlantic City's Newest (and Possibly Last) Casino Will Open Next Summer

April 25, 2011 at 2:54 PM | by | ()

While Las Vegas has had its fun (somewhat) opening new casino hotels over the past few years, Atlantic City hasn't seen a new property since the opening of the Borgata's Water Tower back in 2008. But that will change when the planned Revel casino opens in mid-2012.

The Press of Atlantic City reports:

Revel is a play on the word meaning fun. The company plans to entertain its guests by stocking the resort with pools, a spa, 12 restaurants, retail shops, two nightclubs and other attractions found nowhere else in Atlantic City.

One of the most striking features will be a two-acre, landscaped outdoor deck overlooking the ocean. The so-called roofscape will include a man-made “pine grove” of more than 30,000 live trees and plants. Cabanas and fire pits will allow guests to party while soaking up the outdoor decor.

The 47-hotel room tower will have 1,090 rooms and downstairs it will be anchored by a 150,000-square-foot casino floor. However, Revel is shying away from using the word "casino" in its name.

“We are not promoting this as a casino,” Revel spokeswoman Lisa Johnson said. “It’s a lifestyle resort with a casino.

Hmm...we didn't know casino was a dirty word.

Revel will probably be the last new resort/casino to open in Atlantic City for a while. The $2.4 billion project was nearly dead in the water thanks to the mortgage crisis but new financing in February put it back on the fast track.

Still, that doesn't mean that the other casino hotels in AC can't spiff themselves up. And indeed, the Borgata is already working on a renovation of its main tower before Revel opens. Jersey Shore, Season 6 get ready!

[Photo: Press of Atlantic City]

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