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Showboat casino closing after 27 years of Mardi Gras on Atlantic City Boardwalk

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    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) (The Associated Press)

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    This photo taken on June 27, 2014, shows Revel Casino Hotel, left, and the Showboat Casino Hotel, right, in Atlantic City N.J. Showboat's owner said on Aug. 27, 2014 it will close on Sunday, Aug. 31, the same day Revel starts winding down its operations for a closing on Sept. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) (The Associated Press)

The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk.

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 other casinos in Atlantic City.

The seaside gambling resort began the year with 12 casinos, but before summer is over, it will be down to eight.

Revel will begin a two-day shutdown Monday, Trump Plaza is closing Sept. 16, and the Atlantic Club closed in January.

Nearly 8,000 casino workers will have lost their jobs.