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(AP Photo/Mel Evans). Casino workers and customers walk out of The Revel Hotel Casino together early in the morning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans). Casino workers and customers walk out of The Revel Hotel Casino together early in the morning Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans). A casino worker secures a plastic chain across The Boardwalk entrance to the Revel Hotel Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans). A casino worker secures a plastic chain across The Boardwalk entrance to the Revel Hotel Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans). Paula Manago, of Cliffside Park, N.J., gathers shells along the ocean near the Revel Hotel Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans). Paula Manago, of Cliffside Park, N.J., gathers shells along the ocean near the Revel Hotel Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans). A lone man is playing slots at Revel Casino Hotel Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans). A lone man is playing slots at Revel Casino Hotel Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans). A damaged letter "R" and a missing letter "E" are seen on The Boardwalk sign for the closing Revel Casino Hotel, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans). A damaged letter "R" and a missing letter "E" are seen on The Boardwalk sign for the closing Revel Casino Hotel, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide.

Atlantic City, which started the year with 12 casinos, will have eight before summer is over. Trump Plaza received final state approval Tuesday to close on Sept. 16, and the Atlantic Club closed in January.

Staffers shut Revel down Tuesday morning, pulling yellow chains across its entrances and herding the small handful of gamblers that remained toward the doors.

The casino broke ground just before the Great Recession. It ran out of money halfway through construction and had to drop its plans for a second hotel tower while scrambling for the remaining $1 billion or so needed to finish the project. When it opened, Revel was so laden with debt that it couldn't bring in enough revenue to cover it.

The Mardi Gras-themed Showboat shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was one of four casinos in the city owned by Caesars Entertainment.

One of the final songs piped in over the Showboat's loudspeakers: Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust."

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