Trump’s decades-long relationship with Atlantic City has been marked by both grandiose ambition and rocky finances. His most noted property, the Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino, which he once dubbed “the eighth wonder of the world,” officially closed in 2016 with little fanfare. It has since reopened under the Hard Rock brand.
By the time of its closure, Trump owned only the name attached to the Taj, with Icahn controlling the rest. At its peak, the Plaza hosted world-famous boxing matches, high-profile concerts and celebrity ebents.
Both casino’s failures shadow broader struggles for Atlantic City, with vacationers going to other gambling locales such as Las Vegas or nearby casinos.