ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—State regulators approved on Friday an earlierclosing of hotel and casino operations at the Revel CasinoHotel here.

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The approved plan now calls for the hotel to shut its doors onSept. 1 and its casino operations on Sept. 2, according to Revelofficials.

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A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled for today where Revelrepresentatives will present the new closing dates for courtapproval, according to The Inquirer.

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The company states, "Revel will close the hotel at 11:00 a.m. onMonday, Sept. 1 and the casino at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.All concerts and events scheduled prior to Sept. 2, will go on asplanned, and all concerts and events scheduled for Sept. 2, orlater, will be cancelled.”

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Revel Entertainment Group LLC, issued astatement last Tuesday that the casino would close by Sept. 10,after it failed to attract a qualifying bid for an auctionrescheduled later in the week. In court filings, Revel officialsstated that the troubled casino hotel was still in negotiationswith potential bidders for the property. See story inThe Inquirer.

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John Jordan

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