A week before Atlantic City’s shuttered Revel Casino reopens as Ocean Resort Casino, the venue has received its gaming licence from New Jersey’s Casino Control Commission.
The $2.4bn casino resort, spread over 20 acres and featuring Atlantic City’s tallest building, opened to huge fanfare in 2012. Two bankruptcy declarations later, the venue closed and eventually sold for less than $100m.
Following a two-day hearing in which owner Bruce Deifik spoke about his plans for the former Revel casino, the Commission voted unanimously to grant the licence, reports NJ.com.
The Ocean Resort is now set to open next week, on Thursday, June 28 – the same day as the Hard Rock Casino opens its doors following the refurbishment of the old Trump Taj Mahal.
Commission chairman James T Plousis said in a statement: “I am placing a great deal of confidence in Mr Deifik, his family and his assembled team to market this property and draw old and new customers to come and experience what Atlantic City in general and Ocean Resort in particular has to offer.”