Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

This photo taken on June 27, 2014, shows

This photo taken on June 27, 2014, shows the exterior of the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City N.J. The Showboat's owner, Caesars Entertainment, said on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, that the casino will definitely close on Sunday, Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) (August 31, 2014 12:16 PM)

(AP) -- The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk.

Its 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. Caesars will still own three...

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