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Sands Atlantic City Closing Date Announced

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 6th October 2006 10:45am
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The press of Atlantic City is reporting that the venerable Sands Atlantic City will close its doors after 26 years on November 11, 2006.

The Sands was purchased by casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment a few months ago for $250 million dollars. The Sands AC will be demolished in early 2007 with construction on a new resort to commence in 2008 pointing towards a 2010-11 grand opening.

To shut down the property, the Sands will follow the same procedures that were used in early July when Atlantic City’s casinos were forced to close for three days during New Jersey’s state budget crisis. Toth said all gambling will stop at 6 a.m. and hotel guests will have to check out no later than noon.

“We’ll secure the building,” he said. “Come that night, the building will be shut. There are plenty of things that have to happen after we close the casino floor.”

At that time, the casino’s 2,000 slot machines and 79 table games will fall silent. The Sands’ main 500-room hotel tower will also close, although it is not clear what will happen to the 120-suite Madison House, one of Atlantic City’s few remaining grand old hotels. The Madison House, opened in 1930 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by a private group, but leased by the Sands for its hotel guests.



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