No More Poker at Revel

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013  |  Updated 7:17 AM EDT
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No More Poker at Revel

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The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Atlantic City's Revel Resort is folding its poker room next month.

The casino said in a statement the decision to close the gaming room was made in an effort to further improve its overall operating performance.

However, Revel says it might offer poker again once Internet gambling is launched in New Jersey.

State figures show Revel placed second to last in June poker revenue out of the nine casinos offering the game.

Revel reported the first week in July was the first time in its history that it had a profitable week.

Revel has been struggling financially since it opened in April 2012.

It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year and emerged in May with less debt and a new management team.

The resort announced earlier this month that 75 employees -- or 2-percent of the workforce -- were being laid off.

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The casino also launched a new marketing campaign and began allowing smoking on the casino floor in July to try and attract more gamblers.

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