Hard Rock to upgrade Taj Mahal

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Credits: Luigi Novi

The international operator revealed its plans to renovate the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

US.- Hard Rock International announced that the company will be in charge of a US$375 million upgrade after they acquired the Trump Taj Mahal on March 31. The gambling facility that opened in the 90s with the name of the current President of the United States closed its doors in October after a long dispute with its own workers.

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said that the proposal is set to create more than 1000 construction jobs and once it’s finalised, additional 3000 permanent jobs will be set in place. The renovated venue will change its name to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and has an established opening date for the summer of 2018. According to information revealed by the company, the casino will open with 2400 slots and 130 gaming tables. The design of the interior will also experience a redesign, with an upgrade of both the casino and the hotel suites.

Last year, the operators announced a bankruptcy and the gaming venue was left in charge of Trump’s confident and billionaire investor, Carl Icahn. After a conflict with employees, due to the reduce of payments, Icahn decided to close the venue and sell it. Hard Rock was previously interested in boosting the gaming activity in Atlantic City since its proposal of adding slot machines at the Meadowlands racetrack, but the project was rejected by residents.