ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The power is back on at Atlantic City’s former Revel casino.
New owner Glenn Straub said electricity was restored to the Boardwalk resort at 8 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Issues State Of Emergency As South Jersey Residents Stock Up Ahead Of Storm
He reached a two-week deal with utility company ACR Energy for power to re-energize fire detection and suppression systems at the casino, which has been closed since September.
Atlantic City had been fining him $5,000 for each day the systems were inoperative.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: More Than A Foot Of Snow Expected For Jersey Shore As Nor'easter Approaches
Straub says the casino won’t be ready to open by Memorial Day, but hopes at least part of it can be re-opened during the summer.
He says he still needs to decide whether to offer casino gambling there.MORE NEWS: State Of Emergency To Go Into Effect In New Jersey
If he does, he says it will only be a small part of the property’s attractions.
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