The Economic Impact of Casino Closings

Owner Says Showboat Will Definitely Close Sunday

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    The Showboat hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is pictured 24 May 2007. The hotel includes 1,329 guest rooms. Gambling has been legal in Atlantic City, one of the few such cities in the United States, since the first casino opened in 1978.

    Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday.

    A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The word came a day after Caesars officials conducted a tour of the Showboat with what they described as "an interested party."

    Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.

    Revel is closing on Monday and Tuesday, and says Sunday will be its last normal day of operation before it starts shutting things down.