The Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City shut their doors for the time that is final Labor Day weekend. (Image: CapitalOTC.com)
It was the finish of the road for Revel and Showboat this weekend while the two Atlantic City casinos shut their doorways for good. For gambling enterprises in this seaside resort town, Labor Day can be quite a time that is celebratory of year. The traditional ‘end of summer’ in america, the three-day weekend is a booming time for the latest Jersey gambling hub, as both gamblers and tourists may come to enjoy a three-day week-end plus some beach weather that is great.
But also for these two casinos in the beleaguered city, this year’s Labor Day week-end marked the final curtain. The Showboat Casino ended a 27-year run in Atlantic City on Sunday, while the Revel began their two-day shutdown on Monday. The two closures brings the amount of gambling enterprises in the city down to nine, a number that will drop to eight whenever Trump Plaza resort closes later this month.
Showboat Closed Despite Staying Successful
The Showboat Casino resort was one of four casinos in Atlantic City owned by Caesars Entertainment (Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City being the other three), and also for the company, which was only one too many into the shrinking market. They hope that closing one casino shall benefit the remaining three. But that does not sit w