Owner files formal petition to close Trump Taj Mahal casino

Billionaire Carl Icahn's management team is asking New Jersey gambling regulators for permission to shut down the Trump Taj Mahal casino next month.

Trump Taj Mahal owners say they'll close the

Trump Taj Mahal owners say they'll close the casino after Labor Day due to an ongoing worker strike. (Credit: File photo)

ATLANTIC CITY - Billionaire Carl Icahn's management team is asking New Jersey gambling regulators for permission to shut down the Trump Taj Mahal casino next month.

His team has filed a formal petition asking the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for permission to close the casino and to approve plans to wind down table games, disconnect slot machines, store unused liquor and destroy cards, dice and gambling chips.

The petition indicates the billionaire is serious about closing the Taj Mahal. He says it's losing millions of dollars a month while the city's main casino workers' union carries out a strike against it.

The Taj Mahal plans to close at 6 a.m. on Oct. 10. But it will begin winding down some table games on Sept. 26.

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