China to help finance Atlantic City casino

September 10, 2009 11:09:07 AM PDT
Revel Entertainment has turned to the Chinese government for help finishing its lavish Atlantic City casino. China State Construction Engineering Corp., the construction arm of the Chinese government, said in a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange that it is forming a construction consortium worth $1.7 billion with Revel Entertainment and Tishman Construction to complete what is likely to be Atlantic City's last new casino for quite awhile.

Last year the project's pace was slowed due to the recession. All but exterior work on the $2 billion ocean-themed Boardwalk casino was halted and hundreds of construction workers were laid off in January.

The Chinese company will own 51 percent of the construction partnership.

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