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Showboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic City
Showboat casino closing after 27 years of Mardi Gras on Atlantic City Boardwalk
By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press
2014-08-31 11:22 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) -- The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk.

Owner Caesars Entertainment is closing the still-profitable Showboat to reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City, which has been struggling with plunging revenue and increased competition from casinos in nearby states.

Caesars will still own three other casinos in Atlantic City.

The seaside gambling resort began the year with 12 casinos, but before summer is over, it will be down to eight.

Revel will begin a two-day shutdown Monday, Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16, and the Atlantic Club closed in January.

Nearly 8,000 casino workers will have lost their jobs.

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