Revel Casino has decided to close its poker room almost immediately.  The casino released a statement today announcing the change effective in August. The Revel poker room was relatively small compared to some of the city's other casino poker rooms and was on the second level of the casino, tucked away from the casino's other gaming.

Here’s the official statement from Revel on dropping its poker offering:

“After careful consideration and in an effort to further improve the overall operating performance of Revel Casino Hotel, management has made the decision to close our poker room operations effective August, 2013.

“Offering poker as an amenity on the property will be considered in the future as a component of an overall strategy related to our online opportunities. We have a very talented team of professionals who work in poker operations and we are actively working to place as many as we can in other areas.”

Did you ever play in Revel's poker room? How did it compare to other places you've played?  Will you miss it? How does this decision factor in to the casino's new "Gambler's Wanted" promotion?  Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.