Atlantic City

Taj Mahal Casino Closing Pushed Back

The owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino have pushed back its scheduled closing date until Dec. 20.

Trump Entertainment Resorts tells The Associated Press it decided to move the closing date back eight days while talks remain ongoing to try to save the casino and its 3,000 jobs.

It says it is engaged in a "last-ditch"' effort to remain open.

The company had planned to close the Taj on Dec. 12.

The bankrupt Trump Entertainment and would-be purchaser Carl Icahn have been negotiating with the city's main casino union and state officials on ways to keep the casino open.

It would be the fifth of Atlantic City's 12 casinos to go out of business this year, leaving a total of 11,000 workers without jobs.

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