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Revel Atlantic City Now To Close on September 2

August 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM | by | Comments (0)

If there's any question about just how bad things are going for the Revel in Atlantic City, look no further than the fact that the casino resort has moved up its closing date from September 10th to 5 a.m. on September 2nd, right after the Labor Day weekend.

According to reports, the owners of Revel wanted to shut down even sooner - this week - but its request was denied by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. All hotel operations will cease as guests check out on Monday, September 1st.

This contributor is anxious to see the city move on from this mess, so the sooner the Revel is out of the picture, the better. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind as things shut down next weekend:

• The New York Post reported that Revel customers have until September 15th to cash in their chips, free slot play, resort dollars, slot vouchers, and gift cards at the resort’s general cashier office, which is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After that, the only option will be to file a proof of claim in New Jersey bankruptcy court. To avoid any hassles, we suggest getting it taken care of this week before the resort closes.

• APP is reporting that concerts scheduled for after September 1st have been cancelled, and that refunds are available at the point of purchase only. Those who bought tickets online or over the phone will automatically get refunds. Be sure to keep an eye on your credit card statements to ensure this happens in a timely fashion.

• Philly.com has produced a number of interesting articles regarding the rise and fall of Revel. This one does a good job of explaining how greed (and the availability of NJ tax-payer money) led to investors gambling on Revel, and if you want a larger narrative about the project's ups and downs, read this one.

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