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Trump Plaza Closes as Namesake Hints at a Return to Atlantic City

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:32 PM

The Trump Plaza closed its doors in Atlantic City Tuesday morning, sending home longtime workers and gamblers, while Donald Trump hinted that he may jump back into the action at the historic gambling spot.

The loss of the Trump Plaza leaves Atlantic City with eight casinos from the 12 it started with at the beginning of 2014, reported The Associated Press.

Trump Entertainment is planning on closing its last Atlantic City casino, the Taj Mahal, on Nov. 13, unless the unions give into concessions and surrender health insurance and pensions, noted the AP

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Trump, though, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he is reconsidering his interest in Atlantic City.


Trump left Trump Entertainment Resorts in 2009.

The AP reported that the Trump Plaza's decline was steep in its final year, pulling in $36.8 million from gamblers, some 31.5 percent below last year's total.

Marilyn Solis, 30, a worker at Trump Plaza, told WCAU-TV that she worked at the Sands Casino before it shut its doors in 2006, making Tuesday her second closing.

"I never thought it was going to happen again," Solis said. "It's been very hard (filling out job applications). You have to know somebody now to get in."

On the other hand, Theresa Volpe, 56, told WCAU-TV that she worked at Trump Plaza for 26 years, but she remained hopeful that Atlantic City and the industry could make a rebound. She told the television station she is currently living with her sister and mother.

"I'm going to pick up the pieces," Volpe said. "I’ll be good. We'll work it out."

Revel Casino, Atlantic City's huge $2.4 billion complex, closed over the Labor Day weekend along with the Showboat casino. The closing of the Revel was significant because its opening in 2012 was scene was a revival of the gambling and entertainment market along the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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