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5,000 to lose jobs as 2 casinos shut

Closures seen as necessary to save rest in Atlantic City

Posted: August 31, 2014 at 5:23 a.m.

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel (background) and the Showboat Casino Hotel (foreground) will both close this week.

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Hotel (background) and the Showboat Casino Hotel (foreground) will both close this week.

A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.

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