ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Despite some expressions of interest in theproperty, the curtain will close on the Showboat CasinoHotel's run here this weekend.

Katie Daugherty, a spokeswoman for CaesarsEntertainment, told The Associated Press Wednesday thatthe casino would close at 4 p.m. Sunday. The definitive closingdate and time came after Caesars officials conducted a tour of theShowboat on Tuesday afternoon with "an interested party" they wouldnot identify.

Caesars, which announced the planned closure of the Showboat inJune, has stated that it was fielding offers from interestedparties and would consider a sale.

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John Jordan

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