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Atlantic City’s Showboat Hotel is building an electric go-kart track in the lobby


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — “The future of Atlantic City lies in the growth of non-gaming activities and attractions,” said Bart Blatstein. “And that’s what we are.”

Blatstein, owner of Showboat Atlantic City, cut the ribbon on a new indoor go-kart track this afternoon. 30 state-of-the-art electric go-karts will race the neon course located in the hotel lobby.

“We traveled around the country looking at different go-kart tracks and then put our own together, which I think is the best of the best,” Blatstein said, “adding our little twist because, actually , it looks like a Formula 1 race around Las Vegas.”

The circuit completes the already gigantic Lucky Snake Arcade on the first floor of the Showboats. Runners like 11-year-old Braidin Kelly, who just hits the height limit, say it’s a thrilling experience.

“I was blown away by the quality of these electric karts,” Kelly said. “It’s not like a normal sport. I feel like I’m racing, a different version of myself every time I go around because I’m going faster every time, trying to perfect it. .”

Families can also enjoy family fun in Atlantic City with its Steel Pier amusement park and the all-new North Beach Mini Golf. Mayor Marty Small Sr. cites the racetrack as another addition to a growing list of attractions.

“Atlantic City’s Achilles’ heel has always appealed to children and families,” said Mayor Small. “That culture has changed.”

And that will continue to change for the foreseeable future, as the $100 million Showboats indoor water park will make a splash in 2023.

“Well, keep having announcements and announcements of more and more attractions, so that’s fabulous,” Blatstein said.

The Showboats indoor kart track is now open daily at 11am. To learn more, visit their website.



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