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FILE - In this April 5, 1990 file photo, Donald Trump stands next to a genie lamp as the lights of his Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort light up the evening sky marking the grand opening of the venture in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City is shutting down


Another Trump casino bites the dust.

Following weeks of strikes, Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel, owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, announced Wednesday it will close its doors after Labor Day.

Roughly 3,000 workers will lose their jobs when the casino closes.

Atlantic City's Mayor Don Guardian called the announcement "unfortunate and disappointing."

"My thoughts and prayers are with the hardworking men and women who will be losing their jobs after Labor Day," Guardian said in a statement.

Union workers at the hotel walked out on their jobs on July 1 over health benefits, pensions and unpaid vacation time. It could be the longest strike in Atlantic City's casino era.

The casino was opened by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in 1990. The once-bankrupt casino was handed over to Trump's friend Icahn in February 2016.

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