ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Atlantic City’s newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper.
Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City’s struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort shut down Tuesday as its casino closed one day after the hotel checked out its last guest.
The property that debuted at sunrise on April 2, 2012, with its then-president joining New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in a blueberry smoothie toast, quietly ended operations in the early-morning darkness as the last handful of gamblers, who never turned out in great enough numbers to keep Revel alive, filed out of the sleek glass tower.