Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Loses Chief Engineer

The chief engineer of Atlantic City’s Revel casino has resigned saying he’s “Revel’d out” from the long fight the closed casino has had to try and re-open.

He was there the day Atlantic City’s Revel casino opened, but he will leave with the property still shuttered and closed.

Revel’s chief engineer—one of the few employees still working at the closed casino—has resigned.

“I’m Revel’d out,” John Lezenby, 60, told the Press of Atlantic City, saying he had grown weary of working in a desolate space with a cloudy future.

“It wasn’t fun babysitting an empty building,” he said.

A team of nine engineers are still “covering the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said. “They’ll protect that building with their life.”

A team of four security guards also work at the closed property.

Meanwhile, developer and building owner Glen Straub continues to fight with ACR Energy Partners—which runs a $160 million power plant for the building—over power at the property. That fight led to ACR turning power at the building off for three weeks in April.

“The scariest was when we didn’t have power, when the building was completely dark,” Lezenby told the paper. “You could actually have your hand almost touch your nose without seeing it.”

Still, Lezenby said Straub cares about the property.

“It’s their building,” he said. “They treat it as their house, which is what you want.”