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Atlantic City casino goes dog-friendly

You won’t see dogs playing poker — they’re banned from the gaming room floor — but one casino in Atlantic City has  turned dog friendly, welcoming dogs into guest rooms and providing treats, food and water bowls and even a keepsake duffle bag.

Showboat has officially marked its territory as the only dog-friendly casino in Atlantic City.

The casino-hotel has set aside a collection of rooms in its New Orleans Tower to accommodate all kinds of canines.

“We’re thrilled to bring Pet Stay Atlantic City to our guests and provide the royal treatment to man’s best friend,” said Joe Domenico, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Showboat and Bally’s Atlantic City. “This initiative puts Showboat at the forefront of Atlantic City’s world-class offerings and will bring more customers to our casinos without having to leave their pets behind.”

A party to kick off the new program was held last week in Showboat’s Club Harlem.

The pet program is open to dogs only and allows a maximum of 2 dogs up to 50 pounds per room. There is a $40 fee per night for pets, but the fee will be waived during the first two weeks of the program’s launch.

Dogs are allowed in the hotel but are not permitted on the casino floor or in food and beverage areas, the spa or retail shops.

For more information, check the Showboat website.

(Photo: Courtesy of Showboat Casino)


Comment from Donna Carroll
Time March 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I think the fees for pets should be refunded if the rooms are not soiled or damaged by pets.

Comment from Anne’n’Spencer
Time March 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I’m sorry. I can’t resist. You can kill me now:

Comment from deborah calvert
Time June 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

why would 1.000$ be given the ocean city humane society when the city has its own shelter!!!???? I am confused!!

Comment from jwoestendiek
Time June 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Deborah, So am I, and I wrote it. It’s entirely possible I made a mistake. The weird part is that I count at least 100 websites reporting the same thing, making ohmidog! both often imitated and often duplicated. Amid my uncertainty, I removed that sentence from the post.