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Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

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Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

I can remember going there many times to bowl many years ago. It must not have been doing enough business but it was another attraction to the hotel.

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1. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

I remember it and was recently thinking about it. Hard to believe the buffet is there now

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2. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

I remember bowling in a few tournaments there in the early 90s, it was at the time a very modern facility.

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3. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

But the buffet still has people who seem to be carrying bowling balls?

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4. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

Took the kids there when they were small. One of the things they could do in AC and it was huge as I recall!!

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5. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

It is a shame it is long gone, it would probably do well in today's times, with so many local bowling alleys gone. It was great for adults & families as well as a Rainy day in AC!

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6. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

I used to take the kids there when they were young, as well! It was a time when AC really did cater more to families. We used to also go to the Tropicana and let the kids play in the mini amusement park and they would go on the indoor ferris wheel. They loved it!

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My 1st trip to AC was the year the Showboat opened and the bowling alley was hosting the Professional Bowlers tour. My friends and I got to watch a lot of the preliminary matches but had to watch the Saturday

finals at home on TV. It was fun running into the pros in the casino, Dick Weber, Johnny Petraglia, Mark Roth, etc. Also bowled in a tournament there sometime in the 90's, its too bad its gone!

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8. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

I remember it as well. It was nice the buffet got more space since it was so tiny before, but I would rather have the bowling alley as well.

Here's an old picture of it: digital.library.unlv.edu/objects/sky/318

There's other old pictures of Showboat there, I tried to link to it but it didn't work.

Edited: 07 August 2013, 18:03
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9. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

My daughter and I were just recently talking about the bowling alley. We used to go there every time we stayed at Showboat. I was surprised at how much she remembered about the "old" Showboat. She remembered the Crescent Moon Cafe, the old Mississippi Pavillion which is now the House of Blues, the Pelican Club which is now the DIamond club, Ivy's which had comp breakfast, and the small arcade next to the bowling alley. I kind of miss some of the old places, but I think the HOB was a great addition.

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10. Re: Who remembers the bowling alley in Showboat?

wow, that picture brought back memories. I lived in Absecon in the late eighties and the Showboat was the place to go bowling at that time. I guess they put a bowling alley in because the Showboat in Vegas had one at the time.

Last time I went to the buffet I was trying to remember what side of the second floor it was on. I guess the answer is the buffet side.