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Atlantic City hit by impending casino closures

Revel Hotel adds to city's growing empty gambling space concern
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 06:00
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Towering failure: The Revel, a US$2.4 billion building with a 47-storey hotel tower and a complex of wavelike lower floors, has filed for bankruptcy twice since opening in 2012. It will shut down on Sept 2. - PHOTO: AFP

[ATLANTIC CITY] Inside the towering oval atrium of the Revel Casino Hotel, visitors are greeted with a plain printed sign at the base of a four-storey escalator, noting simply that the building will "cease operations" at 5am on Sept 2. The impending shutdown of Atlantic City's newest casino,