Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino Hotel to become Dog Friendly
February 04, 2011
Starting February 24, the Showboat Casino Hotel will be opening its doors to dog
owners. This will be Atlantic City’s first dog-friendly casino. The program,
called Pet Stay, has already been in effect at 8 casino hotels in Las Vegas.
Bally’s, Harrah’s Resort and Caesars may also start the program if it is well
The Showboat’s New Orleans Tower will designate 9 hotel rooms for the dogs to
stay in. Reservations for the rooms will begin on February 14. However, the 24th
is the first night the dogs will be allowed to stay in the hotel. Guest will be
able to take their dogs to the lobby and other public areas. However, they will
not be allowed in restaurants, bars, shops, spa, or casino floor.
Each of the 9 Pet Stay rooms will have dishes for food and water, a mat, waste
bags, and doggy treats. The rooms will also come with welcome packets that show
where routes for dog walking and outdoor relief areas.
A promotional party is being planned. It will be held on March 3. During the
party, the casino will donate $1,000 to the Ocean City Humane Society. A $40 fee
will be added to the rooms for people wishing to bring their dogs. However as
part of the promotion, the hotel will wave the fee for the first 2 weeks.
Only dogs will be allowed to stay as part of the pet stay program. No other
types of pets are allowed.
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