A week before opening in Atlantic City, Revel gets N.J. casino license

New Jersey’s Casino Control Commission has granted Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino, a license to operate

The new kid on the boardwalk has big plans. The $2.4 billion Revel wants to attract overnight visitors and wealthier patrons to a casino-hotel tower that’s the second-highest building in New Jersey.

The commission Monday signed off on Revel’s business plans and the good character of its backers.

In closing, commission chair Linda Kassekert echoed hopes that Revel can draw more tourists to Atlantic City to shore up a struggling casino circuit that’s up against new competition from surrounding states.

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“Your ability to market this property and draw new people to come and experience what Atlantic City has to offer will play an enormous role in the future success of the gaming industry here,” she said.

Only two proposals have ever been rejected by the commission. Licensing comes only a week before Revel opens its doors April 2.

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