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The Trump Taj Mahal Casino is illuminated at dusk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in this October 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mark Makela/Files

Trump Taj Mahal Casino To Face Union Strike

The walkout, involving about 1,000 union members, began on Friday and will span over the Fourth of July weekend — one of the busiest time of the year for Atlantic City casinos.

July 1, 2016
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American novelist Harper Lee (L) in the East Room of the White House, in this November 5, 2007, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Harper Lee Described Trump Casino As Her Idea Of Hell

“The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her spirit resident eternally at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City,” the To Kill a Mockingbird author wrote in the 1990 letter.

March 29, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Christie Announces Atlantic City Takeover

Back from the campaign trail, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan Tuesday for the state to take control of Atlantic City’s finances.

January 27, 2016

Casinos Just Aren’t The Answer

The video for the Bruce Springsteen song Atlantic City opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel imploding into a pile of dust. That was almost 40 years ago. The Traymore Hotel and other grand hotels were leveled in much the same spectacular fashion. In their place rose glass boxes and concrete hulks to house […]

September 9, 2014

In Atlantic City, Revel’s Casino Stutters To A Close

By Amy S. Rosenberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In the end, the Revel ball did not roll off the tower into the ocean, and no buyer emerged in the middle of the night to save the day. Instead, Revel merely unraveled through the night to an anticlimactic pre-dawn closing of its moribund […]

September 2, 2014

Casino Closings Wipe $2B From Atlantic City Property-Tax Values

By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer The closure of three Atlantic City casinos by mid-September will wipe $2 billion from the city’s property-tax values next year, exacerbating the already cash-strapped city’s financial plight, Mayor Don Guardian warned Tuesday. By 2017, property values are expected to have fallen to as little as $7.5 billion from $20 […]

August 26, 2014

If Four Atlantic City Casinos Close In September, Then What?

By Suzette Parmley, The Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — This resort town faces the prospect of having four major vacancies on its famed Boardwalk come mid-September. The grim reality sank in July 14 when Trump Plaza issued layoff notices and targeted Sept. 16 as the date to cease operating as a casino. Perception is […]

July 23, 2014