ATLANTIC CITY — Revel owner Glenn Straub says he plans to reopen the shuttered resort with a casino, although a smaller one than what was there before.

The Florida developer tells The Associated Press he has made up his mind to offer casino gambling at the resort, ending a long period of uncertainty about its future.

Straub says he is moving forward first with plans for a water park at the resort which could start construction in late May. Hotel rooms could be open by June, although he did not give a timetable on when a casino might reopen.

His application for a state casino license is not yet complete, and it appears unlikely a casino could open at Revel this summer.

Straub plans to hire an operator to run the casino.

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