New Jersey regulators have given final approval for Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino Hotel to shut down on Aug. 31.
The Gaming Enforcement Division’s action comes as a state senator pushes a constitutional amendment to put slot machines at the state’s four horse racing tracks.
Division Director David Rebuck signed an order Monday night authorizing the Showboat to shut down at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31.
It’s one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
Revel will close its hotel Sept. 1 and its casino Sept. 2, and Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16.