Battle expected Tuesday over Revel auction sale
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey bankruptcy judge hears arguments Tuesday over whether Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel should be sold for 5 cents on the dollar to a Toronto asset management firm.
The casino cost $2.4 billion to build and never turned a profit. It closed Sept. 2 after just over two years of operation.
Last week, Brookfield Asset Management won an auction with a $110 million bid for the failed casino.
But the Florida developer who came up short in the auction wants Judge Gloria Burns, in Camden, to invalidate the result and hold a new sale. Glenn Straub filed court papers Monday asking for a new auction, alleging the process was improper and unfair to him.
Brookfield says it plans to re-open Revel as a casino.