The state Division of Gaming Enforcement has given Revel Casino Hotel the go-ahead to end gambling operations Sept. 2.

Gambling operations are scheduled to end at 6 a.m., according to an order signed Tuesday by Division Director David Rebuck.

Some table games are slated to end Sept. 1, the order said.

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Last week, the parent company of the bankrupt mega-resort said Revel’s hotel will close Sept. 1.

About 2,800 Revel employees will lose their jobs when the casino-hotel shuts.

At a hearing in bankruptcy court Monday, John Cunningham, an attorney for Revel, said the company is still looking for a buyer and hopes to auction the property off. But he said the property is hemorrhaging money — more than $1 million per week — and must close to stanch losses while the search continues.

Revel, which hasn’t turned a profit since opening to huge fanfare in April 2012, has been plagued by crushing debt, management problems, increasing regional casino competition and a poor architectural layout, analysts say.

Two other Boardwalk casinos — Showboat Casino Hotel, and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino — are scheduled to shut by summer’s end. The three casino hotels collectively employ about 5,900 people, nearly one-fifth of the work force for Atlantic City’s casinos.

Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that he plans to convene a bipartisan summit Sept. 8 for politicians, officials and other stakeholders to discuss the city’s future.

Contact Reuben Kramer:

609-272-7239

rkramer@pressofac.com

Local news editor at the Press of Atlantic City. SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University grad. New Jersey transplant.

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