Revel to reopen Wednesday, new owner promises

The new owner of the former Revel casino insists that 900 hotel rooms and several amenities will be open to the public on Wednesday.

But less than 24 hours before that was to happen, the property still lacked necessary city permits and inspections.

And it appeared questionable whether Glenn Straub could meet his self-imposed deadline.

Straub gave a tour Tuesday to Mayor Don Guardian and two City Council members. Straub said afterward he expects the first guests to arrive Wednesday.

He still won’t say what the resort’s new name will be and says some attractions won’t be open until the weekend or later. The casino could be open by late August.

Revel shut down in September 2014, one of four Atlantic City casinos to do so that year.

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