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 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.
April 2007: Revel Entertainment's builders begin work clearing land bounded by the Boardwalk, Oriental, New Jersey and Metropolitan avenues.
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.
July 31, 2008: Three Revel executives are killed in a July 31 plane crash while flying to a business meeting to discuss the casino with a Minnesota-based glass manufacturer.
Aug. 6, 2008: Atlantic City approves a $56 million bond ordinance to help fund $90 million in road improvements around the Revel resort.
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 this year to build the structural steel and keep the project going until the rest of the funding is arranged.
Dec. 1, 2008: Negotiations to sell Garden Pier are revived between resort officials and Revel Entertainment Group, for a price tag of about $6.5 million.
Jan. 28, 2009: Revel Entertainment Group lays off 400 workers and slows construction on the $2 billion casino while it searches for additional financing.
April 21, 2009: The CRDA approves $20 million in funding to rebuild roads serving Revel casino. Company officials say $900 million has been spent to date or about $30 million a month.
June 2009: Revel officials say the casino hotel expects to open sometime in 2011.
Sept. 10, 2009: China State Construction Engineering Corp. partners with Tishman New Jersey to build the $2 billion megaresort.
Oct. 6, 2009: Local 54 President Bob McDevitt files a lawsuit that questions a $56 million bond issue that would widen roads around Revel casino under construction.
Nov. 8, 2009: Revel wants $150 million in city and county tax revenue through redistribution of its property tax dollars back into infrastructure projects.
Nov. 11, 2009: Atlantic City council votes to advance a plan for $150 million in state bonds to finance city infrastructure improvements related to Revel Entertainment Group's casino project.
Dec. 3, 2009: A.C. Council votes to use $50 million of Revel's future tax payments for improvements, including removal of the Boardwalk at the northeast end of the city.
Jan 18. 2010: State officials consider giving Revel $300 million in tax breaks over two decades. Bob McDevitt calls request "corporate welfare."
Jan. 22, 2010: A.C. officials reject Local 54's petition to hold a citywide vote on a proposed tax break to help Revel casino.
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 16, 2010: Revel contributes $500,000 to the CRDA, which approved a demolition program to help clear out blighted buildings that surround the Revel casino project.
March 23, 2010: Lawmakers stop opponents from getting a public vote on a proposed $300 million state tax break for Revel.
March 31, 2010: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement documents indicate Revel is close to reaching a loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China for "well in excess of $1 billion." The loan never materializes.
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.
April 17, 2010: City officials approve a petition that calls for a citywide vote on giving a casino company a $300 million tax break that could help it finish a half-built project.
Nov. 6, 2010: Revel discloses funding plans that include two high-yield bond offerings of $800 million and $472 million. The plan fails.
Jan. 25, 2011: Revel and financial adviser JPMorgan & Chase Co. propose three loans totaling about $1.15 billion to finally complete the financing.
Feb. 1, 2011: Gov. Chris Christie announces state tax rebates to Revel expected to total an estimated $261.4 million over 20 years. He also signs legislation that relaxes gaming laws, puts the CRDA in charge of the beach, Boardwalk and casino strip and otherwise changes the local regulatory structure.
Feb. 1, 2011: New Jersey Economic Development Authority approves a total of $261.4 million in state sales, hotel and corporate tax reimbursements for Revel over a 20-year period.
Feb. 2, 2011: State approves a $261M. tax deal for Revel.
Feb. 3, 2011: Revel Entertainment Group works on completing a $1.15 billion financing package that could allow construction to resume.
March 1: Developer Revel Entertainment Group LLC secures $1.15 billion in new financing to complete the half-built megaresort.
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.
March 15, 2011: Federal safety investigators blame pilot error for a 2008 plane crash that killed six New Jersey executives, including three from Revel, who were working on the casino.
March 21, 2011: Revel begins hiring campaign and finalizing labor deals.
March 25, 2011: Local 54 of UNITE-HERE, Atlantic City's largest gaming union, sues Revel and the Economic Development Authority to block the $261.4 million in tax reimbursements.
May 24 2011: Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis announces during the East Coast Gaming Congress that the $2.4 billion casino hotel will open May 15, 2012.
Nov. 22 2011: DeSanctis tells The Press of Atlantic City that Revel may open sooner than May 15 because construction is proceeding weeks ahead of schedule.
Jan. 4, 2012: Revel accepts the first shipment of 323 slot machines. In all, the casino will have 2,400 slots.
Feb. 9: After weeks of speculation, 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.
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 CEO Jeffrey Hartmann.
March 25, 2013: Revel files for bankruptcy, formalizing the start of a restructuring process that will allow the megaresort to continue operating with less debt and give creditors an equity stake.
May 15, 2013: Hartmann tells the Casino Control Commission during a hearing on Revel's bankruptcy restructuring plan that the luxury megaresort misjudged the Atlantic City market in its first year of operation and urgently needs to repair its customer relations.
May 30, 2013: Regulators approved a restructuring plan that creates a new holding company for Revel that is to be a key part of the property's post-bankruptcy switch to new ownership. Chatham Asset Management, which holds a 22 percent stake in Revel, will be the new company overseeing the casino's management and operation.
June 20, 2013: The newly renamed Revel Casino-Hotel unveils a new marketing strategy bucking its tactics of a year ago. The “Gamblers Wanted” campaign — including slot-loss refunds — is an aggressive attempt to pull in the customer base it originally ignored in favor of the exclusive luxury traveler.
July 15, 2013: Revel notes that the first week of July was the casino's first profitable week since it opened; 75 layoffs announced.
Aug. 9, 1013: July revenue figures show Revel took in $23.4 million in total revenue from its slot machines and table games, a 33 percent increase from a year ago.
Sept. 27, 2013: Sources confirm that Hartmann, the chief executive officer who ushered Revel through its bankruptcy restructuring, a gambling-based marketing campaign and the property's first back-to-back revenue gains is leaving his post..
Oct. 10, 2013: Scott Kreeger, a former Las Vegas marketing executive, is announced as the new president and chief operating officer at Revel Casino-Hotel.
November 2013: Revel announces it has secured an additional $75 million in financing and has retained Moelis & Co. as a financial adviser and White & Case as a legal adviser.
February 2014: Local 54's leader calls on the state to impose restrictions protecting the jobs of 3,000 Revel Casino Hotel employees in the case of a sale.
March 2014: Documents filed with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement suggest that Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment has renewed interest in the Atlantic City casino market. For months, rumors have swirled that Hard Rock is among the parties interested in purchasing Revel.
March 13, 2014: Revel workers rally for chance to unionize.
March 27, 2014: Revel President Scott Kreeger says none of the parties interested in purchasing Revel have plans to shut down the casino.
April 9, 2014: Hoping to dissuade potential buyers from purchasing Revel Casino Hotel, Local 54 issues a report saying the casino is worth between $25 million and $73 million.
April 16, 2014: Rally backs formation of union at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
June 6, 2014: Revel workers vote to become part of Local 54.