April 2006: Morgan Stanley acquires the South Inlet property adjacent to the Showboat Casino Hotel for $70 million.
Oct. 6, 2006: Morgan Stanley selects Revel Entertainment to develop and operate a casino that will rise from a 20-acre oceanfront site in the city's South Inlet section.
March 2007: Atlantic City passes an ordinance approving zoning changes that will allow developers to build a casino as tall as 800 feet, with an extra 100 feet for utilities and decoration.
August 2007: Revel Entertainment Group, backed by Wall Street investment giant Morgan Stanley, announces plans to develop a $2 billion casino hotel featuring two 700-foot towers, the tallest buildings in the state. The project includes 4,000 rooms and 7,000 parking spaces.
Nov. 2007: Revel projects an opening date in 2010.
Aug. 27, 2008: Revel says it may hold off building a second 1,800-room tower until after its gaming resort opens in 2010. The company reportedly obtained a $160 million loan earlier in the year to build the structural steel and keep the project going until the rest of the funding is arranged.
Jan. 28, 2009: Revel Entertainment Group lays off 400 workers and slows construction on the $2 billion casino while it searches for additional financing.
June 2009: Revel officials say the casino hotel expects to open sometime 2011.
Sept. 10, 2009: China State Construction Engineering Corp. partners with Tishman New Jersey to build the megaresort.
Jan 18. 2010: State officials consider giving Revel $300 million in tax breaks over two decades.
March 10, 2010: Local 54 files a lawsuit to force the city to let voters decide whether Revel should receive $300 million in tax breaks.
March 23, 2010: Lawmakers stop opponents from getting a public vote on a proposed $300 million state tax break for Revel.
April 1, 2010: Morgan Stanley announces it is pulling out of the project and will put its ownership stake up for sale. Morgan Stanley books a nearly $1.2 billion loss from its investment in Revel.
Feb. 1, 2011: Gov. Chris Christie announces state tax rebates to Revel expected to total an estimated $261.4 million over 20 years.
Feb. 3, 2011: Revel Entertainment Group works on completing a $1.15 billion financing package that could allow construction to resume.
March 2, 2011: Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley sells its stake in the Revel casino for $30 million after suffering a $1.2 billion loss.
March 3, 2011: Construction resumes at the project, putting about 2,000 construction workers on the job.
Feb. 9, 2012: After weeks of speculation, Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis announces that Revel will open for business April 2, beginning an eight-week preview period culminated by a grand opening celebration during the Memorial Day weekend.
April 2, 2012: Revel opens for business.
Feb. 19, 2013: Revel announces it will file for bankruptcy, reducing its debt by more than $1 billion.
March 13, 2013: Revel announces that DeSanctis will be replaced by interim Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hartmann.