Revel wanted to shut down casino today

 Morgan, a Revel Ultra Lounge bartender prepares drinks. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks

Morgan, a Revel Ultra Lounge bartender prepares drinks. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks

If the owners of Revel Casino Hotel had their way, the $2.4 billion resort would be shut down today.

Revel Entertainment had asked New Jersey casino regulators for permission to close on Aug. 18.

But the state Division of Gaming Enforcement denied the request, eventually prevailing upon Revel to remain open until Labor Day weekend.

Revel’s hotel will close at 11 a.m. Sept. 1, and the casino will shut down at 5 a.m. the next morning.

The talks were revealed in a closing order for Revel issued late Friday night by the gaming enforcement division.

Revel is one of three Atlantic City casinos due to shut down in the coming weeks.

The Showboat is due to close Aug. 31 and Trump Plaza on Sept. 16.

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