implosion goes without a glitch
Thousands of people witness
the first casino implosion on the East Coast as Sands Hotel
Casino goes to rubble.
as scheduled and without a glitch, the Atlantic City Sands
Casino building went down at 9:37pm on Thursday night in front
of thousand of spectators. The nighttime casino implosion was
the first of its kind in the East Coast, but Sands Casino has
always been "the first" in Atlantic City - including the first
casino in NJ to offer a dedicated poker room in the gaming
floor. But now all it's left from the famous boardwalk site
after the 400 pounds of dynamite was set on is 100,000 tons of
rubble, which is estimated to require over 5,000 truck-loads for
the site to be cleared.
The Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. owned
casino (since 2006) first opened in 1980 under the name Brighton
Hotel & Casino and an year later renamed to The Sands. It has
been a favorite spot for entertainment legends such as Liza
Minelli and Frank Sinatra, who performed his final public U.S.
concert at the casino in 1994. Pinnacle Entertainment is
planning a $10 billion casino resort to replace the now gone