With all the buzz that has been going on around the state of New Jersey between the tribal casino owners and MGM Resorts International, it seems that more parties are beginning to show an interest in getting a piece of the Atlantic City pie. Now, a Colorado company has filed for the license for former Atlantic City casino, Revel. The report which was issued by Moody’s Investors Service on Monday 11th December 2017 details the plans of a Colorado firm to buy the now shuttered Revel casino for $200 million – the Colorado company which is known as AC Ocean Walk LLC also had to put up $100,000 as a non-refundable application fee. Moody’s Investor Service also went further and issued another report for the company’s plans for the casino once it is acquired. These plans included a projected May 2018 launch date – if everything goes as planned, that is. In the report, Mood’s Investor Service outlined that AC Ocean Walk LLC had also briefed the ratings agency on the financing and subsequent plans.
According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, AC Ocean Walk LLC which also happens to be controlled by Bruce Deifik applied for this license back in October and this application is the latest indication that it is only a matter of time before a deal for the sale of Revel casino is reached. Glenn Straub, the Florida developer who bought Revel casino out of bankruptcy about two years ago has however repeatedly denied claims of a deal to sell it off. Despite Straub’s consistent denials of the claims, the buyers are now in possession of mortgage details from a court proceeding that is set to determine whether he needs a casino license to reopen Revel under a different moniker, Ten.
Prior to its closure in September 2014, Revel had only been operational for only a little over two years within which it did not make any profit and also went bankrupt, not once, but twice. Regardless, AC Ocean Walk LLC believes that they could turn the tide on Revel’s ill luck thanks to the newness and the overall good condition of the property as well as the company’s ‘good liquidity.’