Glenn Straub announced that Revel Hotel Casino’s opening will take place on June 15, despite the fact that the list of things that stll need to be done is quite long. However, experts from the hospitality field are not sure if Revel Hotel Casino’s opening will make that deadline, especially in case of casino.
According to Glenn Straub, 40% of former Revel Casino Hotel will be available to the public tomorrow. Straub wanted to choose a hotel and casino operator last week but the deal in a contract has to be closed first. The casino owner did not reveal the two finalists but no matter who gets the deal, will need to hire and train many new employees while many experienced workers have left the area.
Straub believes that he does not need to pass a Division of Gaming Enforcement investigation and to go through a Casino Control Commission hearing to be awarded with a license. Tthis is due to the fact that he is just a landlord to the casino operator, and will own a small percentage of the building.
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He said that he only wants slot machines to be available to players by the opening, not table games.
Straub will also need to acquire city permission to open the building and a group of 500 of its 1,500 hotel rooms, but a city official noted that will take just a couple of days when the application is made.
What is more, in order to get casino opened, some contracts need to be signed with the high-end restaurant owners who would like to invest again in the location. In order to open, the restaurants need to get their own permissions from both the city health department and mercantile office. Additionally Straub needs to choose a new name for the casino resort.