Showboat Atlantic City
|Showboat Atlantic City|
|View of Showboat from the boardwalk|
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
|Opening date||April 2, 1987|
|Closing date||August 31, 2014|
|No. of rooms||1,331|
|Total gaming space||127,978 sq ft (11,889.5 m2))|
|Permanent shows||House of Blues Showroom|
|Signature attractions||House of Blues|
|Operating license holder||Showboat Atlantic City Operating Company|
|Previous names||The Showboat Hotel & Casino|
|Years renovated||2003, 2007|
Showboat Atlantic City is a soon-to-be-defunct Mardi Gras themed casino located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 1998, the property was purchased by Harrah's Entertainment, now Caesars Entertainment, which has since sold off similar Showboat themed properties in other cities. Showboat Atlantic City contains the House of Blues restaurant and has suites under the House of Blues name. In May 2003, the Showboat hotel added a 544 room, $90 million hotel tower called the Orleans Tower. In 2007, the hotel remodeled its original tower, the Bourbon Tower.
In March 1987, the Showboat Hotel and Casino opened with 516 rooms and a 60,000 sq.ft. casino. It was built on property just north of the Trump Taj Mahal. The resort opened with a 60-lane bowling center that operated until 2002. Steelman Partners completed major renovation in 1995 that created the Mardi Gras theme. Showboat was the first casino in Atlantic City to open a simulcast area. In the past decade, the casino has seen many improvements, including the new hotel tower and a House of Blues on the boardwalk, along with a complete renovation of the boardwalk facade.
The parent company announced on June 27, 2014 that, although still profitable; the company has scheduled to close The Showboat Hotel and Casino effective August 31. The move was made in an effort to stabilize the remaining properties owned by Caesars' Entertainment in the Atlantic City market. 
- Casa di Napoli
- Earl of Sandwich (restaurant)
- Foundation Room Dining
- French Quarter Buffet
- House of Blues
- Johnny Rockets
- Royal Noodle House
- Scarduzio's Steak - Sushi - Lounge
- Starbucks Coffee
- Worship Surf Bar
Showboat has a 3,500 sq.ft. spa, a fitness center, a pool and two gift shops.
On Friday, June 27th, Caesars has announced that it will be closing this location on August 31st, 2014 if a buyer cannot be found.
- Property Record for 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
- Showboat Atlantic City Official website
- Official Site - House of Blues Atlantic City
- Reviews of the Showboat Hotel