The owner of the shuttered Revel casino in Atlantic City told the Associated Press this week that he’d be willing to house Syrian refugees at the most expensive casino in New Jersey history.
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“We treat our dogs better than we treat the Syrians right now,” real estate developer Glen Straub said, in reference to the ongoing civil war in the country. “If the government wanted to house Syrian refugees, I’d give them use of the building and let them put those people there.” Straub reportedly hasn’t contacted the feds about the proposal.
Shuttered NJ Casino Could House Syrian Refugees, Owner SaysOwner Glenn Straub proposed using the now-shuttered Revel Casino to house Syrian refugees as the building's fate hangs in legal limbo. /free-casino-and-slot-games-6881/. Revel owner: Use shuttered A.C. Casino to house Syrian refugees United States must resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year By Michael Tanenbaum. Meanwhile, Revel appears to still be ways away from opening up again as a casino (or refugee housing). Straub is involved in several legal fights with regulators and people suing him.
The casino was sold to Straub’s Polo North for less than four cents on the dollar this past spring. Revel cost $2.4 billion to build and required help from the state.
Straub has been fined numerous times over the casino’s emergency systems amid an ongoing legal battle with the company that supplied power to the casino when it was open.
He has also indicated that he is willing to sell the casino for $200 million.