Revel Went Out With an Early-Morning Fire Alarm

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Revel on its last day. Photo | Dan McQuade

The Revel couldn’t even close without a little drama.

With just five hours until closing, the fire alarm at Revel went off. At 1 a.m., the casino emptied of patrons and workers. Most of the patrons strolled away from the casino for the last time, while the workers gathered outside posed for group photos on their final night. Revel closed at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, just over two years after its opening was supposed to usher in a revitalization of Atlantic City’s northern end of the boardwalk.

Bayani, a Revel dealer, exited the casino and stared out at the ocean, the fire alarm still shrieking inside the soon-to-be-shuttered casino. “What else can they do to me?” he said to no one in particular. He laughed.

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Revel Out $21,000 After Bag Falls From Armored Car’s Roof

When it comes to Revel, the house always loses. Earlier this month, the Revel Casino Hotel lost $21,000 after a bag of money was left on the roof of an armored car. The bills lost were valued at almost $21,000.

On August 6th, a GardaWorld armored car made a pickup at Revel and somehow left the bag of money on the roof, according to an incident report obtained by The Press of Atlantic City. Per the report, the bag was still there when it made a pickup at Resorts six minutes later. It’s not known when the money fell off the roof.

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Revel: Right Idea, Wrong Time and Place?

Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on June 5, 2013. The Revel opened on April 1, 2012 at a cost of 2.4 Billion dollars. Photo | Shutterstock.com

Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on June 5, 2013. The Revel opened on April 1, 2012 at a cost of 2.4 Billion dollars. Photo | Shutterstock.com

It’s kind of a weird take on the Revel situation in today’s Inquirer. The headline captures the basic spin: “Revel: Right idea at wrong time and place, say many.” That would seem to make it the wrong idea wouldn’t it?

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Revel Is Done, And Jose Garces Is Down Four Restaurants

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The news came down today: Atlantic City’s Revel Resort is shutting down next month.

Oh, sure. They’re still trying to sell the place. But they’ve been trying to sell it pretty much since the day it opened. Or at least since the first bankruptcy filing, which happened just a little over a year after it opened. As things stand now, the resort has never made a dime in profit, and the current owners are admitting that even if a buyer is found, Revel will still close before anyone can come in to save the day.

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Revel to Shut Down on September 10th

Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on June 5, 2013. The Revel opened on April 1, 2012 at a cost of 2.4 Billion dollars. Photo | Shutterstock.com

Revel Casino Hotel, the glittering Vegas-like casino that was supposed to revitalize Atlantic City’s casino industry, announced today it has failed to find a buyer and will shut down on Sept. 10.

Next month’s closing means 3,100 workers will lose their jobs.

While gorgeous, the hotel — the tallest building in Atlantic City and second-tallest in New Jersey — did not get good reviews. While he was impressed by the hotel room views, our own Victor Fiorillo gave it a scathing review when he attended a Maroon 5 show there in May 2012. And after booking Maroon 5 and Beyoncé when Ovation Hall opened, the concert hall then went dark for months.

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