By WAYNE PARRY
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Revel broke the $20 million mark in casino revenues in August, and Atlantic City's 12 casinos collectively saw their monthly revenue increase by 12.6% compared with a year ago.
But no one was popping champagne corks just yet in the struggling seaside gambling resort: The comparison was to August 2011 when Hurricane Irene forced the casinos to close for three days.
Revel, the city's newest casino, increased its revenues to more than $20 million in August, up more than 14% from July. It has been off to a slow start since opening in April, and has remained stuck in eighth place each month in terms of casino revenues.
Atlantic City's casinos won nearly $314 million last month.
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Rain moved in Saturday afternoon and the chance for it will stick around through the seven day forecast.
It becomes very unsettled across our area with clounds and showers again Sunday. The best chance for rain is in the morning and afternoon thunderstorms are possible towards our south.
Sunday is cool but we do warm up well into the 80s by Tuesday. With the warm weather comes a better chance for thunderstorms.