AC Casino Suffers String of Bad Luck - NBC 10 Philadelphia

AC Casino Suffers String of Bad Luck



    A construction worker was recovering Thursday night after falling from a ladder. He was rushed to the hospital. It's just the latest in a string of bad luck for the under-construction Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. (Published Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011)

    A worker at an Atlantic City casino is in the hospital after falling off a ladder, according to the press of Atlantic City.

    It happened early Thursday afternoon at the Revel Casino. The AC Press reports that the man fell and hit his head. He is currently in critical condition.

    It's the latest misfortune for the 2.4 billion dollar, 47-story casino set to open next Spring.

    In July of 2008, all six Revel entertainment executives on board a small plane to Minnesota were killed in a crash.

    In March of 2010, high winds collapsed a construction crane causing a fire on the roof, injuring one person on the ground.

    Finally, on September 15,, a man working on the roof of the casino died after lightning struck a piece of machinery he was working on.

    "It must be an omen or something on that casino," said Carmen McGriff o Philadelphia.

    In spite of the string of bad luck the Revel has suffered, many are still excited about it's upcoming opening.

    "I think they're going to bring a lot of business to Atlantic City," said James Massaro of the Resorts Casino. "I think everybody is going to benefit, no matter where you're at in the city."