Today, Trump Plaza, opened in 1984, closes. Employing about 1000 people, it will be the fourth casino to close this year, after the Atlantic Club in January, and Showboat and Revel over Labor Day weekend. The casino operations at Trump Plaza ended just before 6 a.m. this morning, and the hotel will close later today.
The overall Atlantic City gambling market kept grew to $5.2 billion in 2006. After Pennsylvania's first casinos opened, Atlantic City's gambling revenue shrank to $2.9 billion last year.
In a poetic fashion, it seems appropriate to close by coming full circle. This news excerpt reveals Donald Trump's intention to buy Trump Entertainment Resorts, which was, as it happens all those years ago, bankrupt at the time. Yes, full circle.
↑ courtesy of American Gaming News
·Another week, another casino farewell [Philly.com]