The Trump Taj Mahal, a hotel/casino in Atlantic City, closed Monday after losing "almost $350 million over just a few short years," according to owner Carl Icahn.
The hotel opened in 1990 after years of legal wrangling by then-owner Donald Trump. It was one of the largest casinos in the world at the time, USA Today reports. Owners filed for bankruptcy multiple times over its tenure. The most recent bankruptcy was in February, after Trump Entertainment Resorts became a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises.
Here, workers officially close the casino down as press watched.
Housekeepers, servers and other casino workers at the Taj Mahal earn on average less than $12 and hour.
A union representing the casino's employees said hourly wages only increased 80 cents per hour in the past 12 years. In the meantime, the cost of living in Atlantic City has increased 25 percent.
About 1,000 casino employees went on strike July 1. Icahn's last offer to the group was rejected.
Trump critics tried to pin the collapse on him.
However, Trump hasn't owned the casino for years, despite it bearing his name.