A couple of months ago, the legendary Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal casino announced that it is going to be closing its doors. Regardless of that, many people still managed to hold their hopes up and kept waiting for a hero to step in and save the day. Currently, however, that option seems to be off the table for good.
Though the Taj Mahal is not going to be operational any longer, Atlantic City still has a total of seven casinos that will remain operational as normal. During the city's golden times, that number was 12. The number of casinos has almost been cut in half, and a lot of people have lost their jobs.
Many people got their hopes up when billionaire Carl Icahn acquired the Taj Mahal during the bankruptcy process. At that time, the casino used to employ around 3,000 people. Unfortunately, Icahn declared that the only way to keep the casino afloat was to cut labor costs. The union rebelled against it, and the employees went on strike soon after.
The strike was unsuccessful, and Icahn did not change his plans. The union insisted, and Icahn decided to shut down the casino for good in case no agreement was achieved. His words turned into reality on October 10th when the casino finally closed its doors.
Icahn expressed his regrets, saying that he wished that things could have turned out differently.
The Taj Mahal was built by current presidential candidate Donald Trump, way back in 1990. He nicknamed it the eighth wonder of the world. According to Trump, it is too late to reopen the casino as doing so would be too expensive.
Sadly, for fans of jackpot casino slots, it looks as though the legendary Taj Mahal has finally become a part of gambling history.