Gov. Christie makes plea to Bruce Springsteen to play Labor Day at Revel Casino
Another example of Government interfering with private business!
ATLANTIC CITY — Since his early days of rock music, Bruce Springsteen has been a champion of the working man.
Now Gov. Chris Christie, who has tickets to see his 127th show when the Boss brings his Wrecking Ball tour to Philadelphia this Thursday, invited Springsteen to perform at Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino, over Labor Day weekend to pay tribute to the working class.
"I think Labor Day weekend at Revel with Bruce Springsteen would be an incredible show of support by Bruce for his home state,’’ Christie said this morning at a press conference at the casino. "And to come down here on Labor Day weekend and to perform at Revel would be a real sign of support for those working men and women who’ve been put back to work.’’
The $2.4 billion project is scheduled to open unofficially next week, with its full rollout of posh and luxury Memorial Day weekend.
Christie took a brief tour of the resort this morning because he’ll be in Israel next week.
He said he hopes the upscale resort will spur other casinos in Atlantic City to modernize to attract more tourists to the region, which has been losing revenue to casinos in neighboring states.
Revel, Christie said, has what no other casino in the country has: a front row seat to the Atlantic Ocean and its "spectacular views.’’
Stalled two years ago because of a lack of financing, the 6.5 million-square-foot project resumed after a $250 million infusion from the state.
"I think Bruce, if he’s true to his lyrics, would love the fact that the state used taxpayer funds to invest in this place to create jobs for working men and women,’’ Christie said.
A Springsteen spokeswoman did not immediately comment.