ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Revel Casino Hotel, the $2.4 billion resort that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's sinking revenues, is closing a week earlier than planned.

Revel (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)

In a statement released Friday, the casino said it will close its hotel doors on the morning of Sept. 1 and its casino at 5 a.m. on Sept. 2. Earlier Revel had said it would close on Sept. 10.

Parent company Revel AC thanked its employees for their "professionalism, dedication and hard work" in the statement.

About 3,100 people will lose their jobs because of the closing.

 

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