The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed this morning, making it the fourth Atlantic City casino to shut down this year. More than 1,100 jobs were lost today, bringing the total jobs lost in Atlantic City this year to 8,000.
The Atlantic Club closed on January 13, taking with it nearly 1,600 jobs. On August 31, the Showboat closed eliminating more than 2,100 jobs. The Revel casino shut its doors on September 2 with the loss of more than 3,000 jobs.
There could be another 2,8000 jobs lost as the Trump Taj Mahal has entered bankruptcy proceedings. That casino is scheduled to be closed in November if a buyer is not found.
That would push the total number of jobs lost in Atlantic City this year to over 10,000.
By Wayne Parry
Sep. 16, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.
When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation.
But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.