Atlantic City may tear Trump casino down

Atlantic City may tear Trump casino down

The mayor of Atlantic City doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of the former Trump casino tower and wants to bring the building down in 2020.

US.- Top priorities in different cities may focus on jobs, economy, health, but others look at different directions. That’s why Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small wants Trump casino tower brought down and put it as a 2020 priority.

The property is under Carl Icahn’s control since 2016 when he assumed control after the former company’s bankruptcy. 

“My administration’s goal is to tear Trump Plaza down,” Small said. “That’s not accepted in any other city but Atlantic City. It’s an embarrassment, it’s a blight on our skyline, and that’s the biggest eyesore in town.

Atlantic City casino revenue

Atlantic City casinos seem to be enjoying a positive trend: 2019 has proven to be a successful year as the facilities totalled wins over US$3 billion for the first time since 2012, before mass closures in the territory.

According to the figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), casinos in Atlantic City totalled US$3.29 billion from bets. The DGE also revealed that sports betting had an impressive performance, as handle rose to US$4.5 billion, of which US$3.8 billion was done online and through mobile apps.

James Plousis, chair of the Casino Control Commission, said that there is a lot of positive momentum going into 2020. In three months of 2019, sports betting handle in Atlantic City was higher than in Nevada, the nation’s sports betting top generator.

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