Christie to Springsteen: Meet Me in Atlantic City
Gov. Chris Christie was in Atlantic City yesterday (March 27) at Revel to once again reiterate that a strong Atlantic City is important to the state. During his speech he also put out a plea to New Jersey native son Bruce Springsteen to consider appearing at Revel for Labor Day weekend. Christie, who has seen Springsteen in concert 126 times, feels that Springsteen should appreciate the working men and women who now have jobs thanks to the opening of Revel.
Christie, joined by Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis and hundreds of casino workers employed at the new project, toured the now-completed $2.4 billion Revel Atlantic City that has created 5,500 permanent jobs, part of over 10,000 temporary and permanent jobs associated with its construction and operation. The newest casino and resort to join the Atlantic City skyline, Revel will have an eight-week preview opening beginning on April 2, ahead of its official May 25 premier kick-off.
“The completion of Revel and its opening is a turning point for Atlantic City and a clear sign that people once again have faith in the City’s ability to come back and be successful,” said Governor Christie. “Atlantic City is the engine of the local and regional economies and critical to the economic success of the state as a whole. Through job creation, increased tourism visits and development projects, our continuing efforts to revitalize the tourism and gaming economies in Atlantic City are getting positive results.”