Trump Plaza To Be Demolished on Atlantic City Boardwalk

By Spring 2018,  the former Trump Plaza Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk could become a pile of rubble. Plans for a controlled implosion will bring the structure down in the very near future.

The former hotel and casino on the Boardwalk was closed in September 2014. It was one of four casinos in Atlantic City to close that year.

Carl Icahn took over the Trump casino properties when he bought Trump Entertainment Resorts out of bankruptcy. In March 2017, the Trump Taj Mahal was sold to Hard Rock International.

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City could be imploded in next few months

Great location in the middle of the Boardwalk, but poor layout scared away those who might want to revive the casino business there.  into a modern gaming hall.

There could be a walkable space connecting the Boardwalk and the Tanger Outlets.

No demolition permits has been filed as of yet, but the Trump Plaza could become a pile of rubble before Spring 2018.

The growing threat to Atlantic City’s casino industry:

  • Pennsylvania online gaming
  • Slot machines at truck stops and airline terminals
  • Mini-casinos
  • A South Philly casino
  • Sports betting
  • North Jersey Casinos




  1. AC should reestablish itself as a leading convention destination. It should try to get long term, annual conventions by reopening it’s shuddered casinos and rebuilding the north area of the boardwalk. Let’s try to take some of the larger conventions that NY and Philly usually bid on, even the large political gatherings. Let Philly, Pa. and NY know that we can play the same game; they cripple our casino industry, we go for their conventions

    1. Expand Convention Hall to compete for larger events and make more parking as well as a connecting walkway from Tanger Outlets to boardwalk.

  2. You clearly don’t understand online gaming. PA iGaming will HELP NJ because it expands the customer base and NJ already knows how to run it. PA will take several years to understand it and by that time, NJ will be the dominant player.

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