ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry is closing a week earlier than originally planned and put about about 3,100 people out of work.
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The company previously planned to close the casino resort Sept. 10, but announced in an email Friday that the hotel will close at 11 a.m. Sept. 1 and the casino at 5 a.m. Sept. 2. The company said all concerts and events scheduled before Sept. 2 will take place as planned, but those scheduled after that date will be canceled.
As a gambling spot, Atlantic City has slipped to third place behind Nevada and Pennsylvania.
The Atlantic Club closed this year and two other casinos also are due to close