Today, Revel will close its doors — a day after Showboat padlocked the place.
On Labor Day weekend, it was the worst kind of Irony as nearly 2,000 employees lost their jobs.
Casino revenue is down. Casinos are closing in Atlantic City, while new ones are opening in Maryland and Massachusetts. Yet New York is just now getting into the game, with more than a dozen groups lining up to open upstate casinos.
Sunday is the last day for gaming at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. Monday, Revel will close its hotel during the day and the casino overnight.
More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company.
The Showboat will close Sunday followed by the Revel on Monday with the Trump Plaza slated to close in mid-September affecting nearly 6,000 workers.
A Wall Street firm predicts much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they’re gone.
“We want to make it clear this is a prayer service and not a funeral for the city,” said President of Unite Local 54, Bob McDevitt.
Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one.
New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement issued its final closing order for the Showboat on Monday night; the casino will shut down at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31.
If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would have been shut down on Monday.
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk.
Maryland Live! Casino will host the job fair at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The hotel will close on Monday, September 1 at 11 a.m. The casino will follow on Tuesday at 5 a.m.
Police are investigating what caused the death of a repairman in an elevator shaft in New Jersey Friday morning.