Atlantic City casino execs: Clean up the city and forget

At Bart Blatstein’s Showboat, the former casino floor is now used for conventions. “We’re killing it with events,” he said in a telephone interview driving home from Atlantic City. Recently approved to pursue a casino license, Blatstein says he plans to build a gaming and sports betting facility on the sand lot adjacent to Showboat. In our inaugural edition of The Informant, we tell you about the Bart Blatstein divorce, the Canno "conspiracy," and AMEX fugitive Tori Spelling in Philly. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein has gotten an approval toward obtaining a casino license, with plans to make his Showboat Atlantic City hotel part of an expanded gaming complex. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission granted Blatstein a so-called certificate of compliance at a hearing Monday, making him eligible for a full-fledged casino license. Blatstein told commissioners at the Blatstein purchased the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City for $23M in 2016, near the nadir of the beach city's reputation. Since that purchase, while Blatstein has assembled 20 lots surrounding the The casino executives also blasted developer Bart Blatstein's plan to restore casino gambling to the Showboat. The casino closed in 2014, and he reopened it as a non-gambling hotel. The Showboat Atlantic City is a hotel and former casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Showboat opened as a casino hotel in 1987 and closed in 2014; the hotel reopened in 2016. It is owned by developer Bart Blatstein. On March 30, 1987, the Showboat Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center opened with a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m 2) casino and a 60 This June 8, 2016 photo shows the exterior of the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) The owner of Atlantic City’s Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said Wednesday. Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied Tuesday for a state tax credit to help finance the water park.

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