Casino gaming may be one step closer to returning to Showboat Atlantic City David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · March 15, 2019 at 12:01 am State gaming regulators will decide Monday whether the owner of the Showboat hotel can move forward with attempting to secure a casino license for the property. The Casino Control Commission will consider the petition of Bart Blatstein for a statement of compliance, a preliminary step for securing a full-fledged casino license should he choose to take a gamble on Atlantic City. Blatstein, through a spokesperson, declined to discuss the matter until after the public hearing. The Division of Gaming Enforcement has issued a recommendation to the casino commission based on an investigation of Blatstein’s suitability to hold a casino license. The three-member casino commission will vote, based on the DGE’s recommendation, whether to approve Blatstein’s petition.