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New Jersey approves Revel closure plan as casino workers gather for prayer service

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    This Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo shows the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and the Revel Casino Hotel along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. The state Gaming Enforcement Division gave final approval to Revel's shutdown on Sept. 1 and 2, signing the order on Tuesday night and releasing it on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Showboat and Revel are due to close over Labor Day weekend, with Trump Plaza shutting down on Sept. 16. The shutdowns are part of a rapid unraveling of Atlantic City's gambling market, which began the year with 12 casinos, but will have eight before summer ends. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

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    This Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, people stand on a high deck at the two-year-old Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The state Gaming Enforcement Division gave final approval to Revel's shutdown on Sept. 1 and 2, signing the order on Tuesday night and releasing it on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The Showboat casino and Revel are due to close over Labor Day weekend, with Trump Plaza shutting down on Sept. 16. The shutdowns are part of a rapid unraveling of Atlantic City's gambling market, which began the year with 12 casinos, but will have eight before summer ends. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (The Associated Press)

Soon-to-be unemployed casino workers are gathering on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City for a rally and prayer service.

The gathering came hours after New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for Revel, one of three casinos closing down in the next few weeks.

Showboat and Trump Plaza are also shutting down.

The Rev. Eric McCoy is president of the Atlantic City Fellowship of Churches and says he hopes God can open new doors for the nearly 8,000 casino workers losing their jobs.

The shutdowns are part of a rapid unraveling of Atlantic City's gambling market, which began the year with 12 casinos but will have eight before summer ends.

The Atlantic Club closed in January.