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POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013, 11:24 AM

It's obviously too early to know exactly how Scores will do in the marketplace, but it's a mortal lock the adult entertainment complex being built on the second level of Trump Taj Mahal won't be what most people are expecting.

Ever since the 36,000-square-foot project--which should be up and running by the second week of August at the latest--was first announced in late 2010, the assumption has been that it would be a typical "gentlemen's club," comprised of one huge public space and the requisite private "VIP" rooms. While there are elements of that, a recent CasiNotes sneak-peak tour conducted by Bob Gans, managing member of New York-based Scores Holding Company Inc., the LLC that runs the Scores empire (including Robert's Steak House outlets in Manhattan and the Taj), revealed there is much more to it.

The 8,000 square-foot main showroom is a high-tech playpen whose signature feature (besides pole-dancing "entertainers," as they are identified by the company) will be a 160-square-foot LED board that frames the stage, and which is capable of countless designs and graphic permutations. There are also state-of-the-art, digital "iLights" on the walls and ceiling to provide a sense of animation and perpetual motion.

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