ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—With a closing date scheduled for Aug. 31,Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says that he andCaesars executives met last week with a group thatmay purchase the Showboat Atlantic City.

Speaking on Tuesday at a press conference on the Steel Pier,Mayor Guardian said the meeting with the potential buyers of theShowboat casino took place at Caesars Atlantic City last week. Hedescribes the group as a “very strong” potential buyer, accordingto the Press of Atlantic City.

The mayor said the group's plan for the soon to be shutteredcasino “is superb.” The press event featured Republican lawmakerswho have come out against any plan for an expansion of casinogaming in the Garden State to Northern New Jersey.

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John Jordan

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