Ocean Resort Casino owner expects to 'surprise the world'

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino promised to "surprise the world" when the former Revel casino reopens next week.

Bruce Deifik said his team has fixed what customers didn't like about Revel. In testimony Wednesday before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, Deifik said he has $40 million in cash on hand to operate the business.

He said comedian and actor Jamie Foxx will be a host for the property's first weekend.

The commission is hearing Ocean Resort's request for a casino license but does not expect to vote on the request until Thursday.

Revel shut down in September 2014. Deifik bought it in January for $200 million.

Both Ocean Resort and the Hard Rock will open their doors on June 28.

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