ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Trump Entertainment Resortsfiled court papers in Wilmington, DE on Friday stating that itintends to close the Trump Taj Mahal casino herenext month.

If the planned closure receives court approval, it would markthe fifth casino closure in Atlantic City this year. The courtfiling states that the board of Trump Entertainment Resorts hasapproved a shutdown of the Trump Taj Mahal by Dec.12, according tothe Associated Press.

Company officials blame the closure on the fact that the firmhas not secured sought after local and state tax breaks. The courtfiling states that Trump Entertainment has notified state gamingregulators about its closure plans. See story at nj.com.

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John Jordan

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