ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—State regulators have given theShowboat Casino Hotel the green light to shut itsdoors on Aug. 31.


The state Division of Gaming Enforcementapproved the Showboat Casino Hotel closure date on Monday.According to the order signed by Division of Gaming EnforcementDirector David Rebuck, Showboat must continuecasino-cage operations until 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 so vouchers andchips can be redeemed, according to the Press of Atlantic City.Poker operations are scheduled to end 6 a.m. Aug. 30.


The planned closure of the Showboat Casino Hotel was announcedin June by Showboat parent Caesars Entertainment,which has stated that Showboat's 2,100 employees will be givenpreference at its other Atlantic City casinos—Bally's, Harrah's andCaesars—and at other properties in the region.


Other pending casino closures in Atlantic City include RevelCasino Hotel and Trump Plaza Hotel. See story in thePress of Atlantic City.

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.