The Showboat and Revel Casinos in Atlantic City shut their doorways for the final time over Labor Day weekend. (Image: CapitalOTC.com)
It was the end of the road for Revel and Showboat this weekend since the two Atlantic City casinos closed their doorways for good. For gambling enterprises in this seaside resort town, Labor Day is generally a celebratory time of the year. The original ‘end of summer’ in the usa, the three-day weekend is a booming time for the New Jersey gambling hub, as both gamblers and tourists can come to savor a three-day week-end plus some great beach weather.
However for these two casinos in the beleaguered city, this 12 months’s Labor Day week-end marked the curtain that is final. The Showboat Casino ended a run that is 27-year Atlantic City on Sunday, while the Revel began their two-day shutdown on Monday. The two closures will bring the number of casinos in the city right down to nine, a number that will drop to eight as soon as the Trump Plaza resort closes later this month.
Showboat Closed Despite Remaining Successful
The Showboat Casino Hotel 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 for the business, that has been just one single too many within the shrinking market. They hope that closing one casino shall benefit the remaining three. But that doe