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Trump Taj Mahal Closing Monday, Nearly 3,000 Workers to Lose Their Jobs

Last Weekend for the Trump Taj Mahal

The final weekend has come for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which will close its doors on Monday just before 6:00 a.m. More than half of the gaming machines have already been shut down. (Published Friday, Oct. 7, 2016)

As of 5:59 a.m. Monday, the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will close – another pockmark on the struggling city's gaming industry that puts nearly 3,000 workers out of a job and shines a light on one of the final remnants of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's hand print on the city.

Despite the impending shutdown, visitors continued to bypass the dozens of red-shirt wearing, striking workers and saddle up to slot machines and table games.

Owner Carl Icahn said he has lost at least $100 million in his efforts to keep the boardwalk casino and hotel open. He decided to close the Taj in August, a month after members of UNITE HERE Local 54 went on strike following failed contract negotiations.

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