N.J. issues Taj Mahal closing plan

Exterior of the Trump Taj Mahal. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s official closing plan for the Trump Taj Mahal Casino.

The company has been saying for several weeks that it would close the casino on Dec. 12 unless its biggest union, Unite Here Local 54, dropped its appeal of a bankruptcy court ruling allowing the company to reject a labor agreement.

The document released Monday by regulators said the Chairman's Tower section of the Taj hotel was slated to close Monday, while the Taj Tower will close at noon on Dec. 12, six hours after the casino closes at 5:59 that morning.

- Harold Brubaker