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Sands Casino implosion goes without a glitch

Thousands of people witness the first casino implosion on the East Coast as Sands Hotel Casino goes to rubble.

Sands Casino implosion goes without a glitch Just 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 Sands Casino.

 Published on 10/19/2007

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