Revel, the latest addition to the Atlantic City boardwalk, has reported a second consecutive month of year-over-year growth.

It's a first for the casino-resort, which has been in financial trouble since it opened last year.

Revel, which exited bankruptcy in March, has redoubled marketing efforts to attract more gamblers. It's made other changes on the floor, such as allowing smoking.

Interim CEO Jeff Hartmann says the management team is pleased with the results saying, "We started out this journey. You walk before you run. We're right now at a slow jog."

Casino officials said increased wins at gaming tables and slots boosted August revenues. 

The $2.4 billion Revel recently laid off 115 workers in what it called "seasonal" cuts.