Third Atlantic City casino closes as Massachusetts vote approaches

Multi-billion dollar casino hotel was only open for two years

Paula Manago, of Cliffside Park, N.J., gathers shells along the ocean near the Revel Hotel Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. The casino section of the Revel closed at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

As another casino along the east coast closed this morning just two years after it opened, voters in Massachusetts will decide if casinos have a future in the state in just two months.

As the election gets closer, many woke up to news this morning that the Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City had closed down.

The $2.4 billion dollar casino only opened its doors a little more than two years ago.

Despite the news, some people still think casinos will work in Massachusetts if it passes in November, including Springfield resident Tiki Taylor.

“Massachusetts has money,” she said. “And you have a lot of people who go to Connecticut from Massachusetts so yeah, it should work.”

This is not the first Atlantic City casino to announce a closure. Trump Plaza is closing later this month and the Atlantic Club closed in January.

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