ATLANTIC CITY — You can finally play slots at the former Revel casino.

Sort of.

The still-closed casino, now known as TEN, has launched nongambling online games on its website. The site,, lets users “practice playing our slots online” to prepare for the casino’s opening “later this year,” according to the log-in page.

The slots games, including “African Diamond” and “Crazy Money,” don’t pay out any money “or anything else that has independent marketable value,” according to the terms and conditions page. But users can buy credits to keep playing once they run out of free ones.

TEN owner Glenn Straub said Monday he wasn’t aware the casino computer game was live, but guessed managers there decided “they’ll do something beside just line up employees and resumes and things of that nature.”

“They ran that by us,” he said of the web games. “It wasn’t gambling so it didn’t offend anybody.”

As for opening the real casino with actual gambling, Straub is still battling state regulators over whether he needs a gaming license. The state Casino Control Commission ruled he does, despite leasing casino operations to a third party.

Straub has vowed to challenge the ruling in court.

“I’m not going to be getting involved with the casinos,” he said Monday morning. “They’re leased out, and that’s what this whole extra year we spent in getting the state to recognize the statute that’s on the books.”

The website notes that it’s “{span}not licensed or approved by or registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.”

In 2015, Straub bought the once-$2.4 billion Revel for just $82 million in bankruptcy court. He has missed two self-imposed deadlines to reopen the property, blaming bureaucratic red tape for standing in the way.

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