Revel is just the latest casino in Atlantic City, NJ, to go bust. Altogether, nearly 8,000 workers in the city's gambling industry will lose their jobs this year.
The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut down in January, putting 1,600 people out of work.
Showboat is closing on Aug. 31, which means 2,100 people will lose their jobs.
And the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which employs 1,046 workers, plans to shut down in mid-September.
The boardwalk empire looks to be crumbling: Annual revenue for the city's casinos fell 6.2% last year to $2.9 billion.
But all is not lost for the gambling industry. Gamblers have been flocking to Las Vegas. MGM Resorts(MGM), owner of the Bellagio and MGM Grand, reported strong earnings, with hotel occupancy rates soaring to 96% even as they charge higher rates for rooms.