'If you're satisfied with what's going on in Atlantic City now, you need your head examined." That's what Gov. Christie said in February 2011, when he stood in the empty shell that was supposed to be the Revel casino. With an infusion of state cash through a tax break, the Revel is now open, but the satisfaction Christie talked about remains elusive.
Revel had its best month ever in August, raking in $20 million for the first time since opening in April. But that kept it in eighth place in revenue among Atlantic City casinos, far behind the Borgata's $55 million - which again raises questions about Revel's ability to ever become the savior of Atlantic City's casino-hotel industry it was envisioned to be.