Fans Take Home Pieces of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino

People lined up to take home a piece of formerly-Trump owned Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. After years of financial trouble, the casino was sold to Hard Rock International in March and will be completely remodeled.

16 photos
1/16
2/16
NBC10
People flooded the lobby of the Atlantic City Taj Mahal Casino on July 6, 2017, to take home a piece of the former Trump property.
3/16
Ted Greenberg/NBC10
The sale started at 10 a.m. Thursday, and will continue until all items up for grabs are sold.
4/16
Ted Greenberg/NBC10
The sale also features art, grand pianos, poker tables among many pieces of furniture and room fixtures.
5/16
NBC10
Former Taj Mahal employee Dan Liarrl grabbed this decorative, Indian themed wooden horse, which was in the Signature Club at the casino.
6/16
NBC10
This man was able to snag two televisions to take home.
7/16
Ted Greenberg/NBC10
Remains from the casino, such as this poker player, are on sale.
8/16
Ted Greenberg/NBC10
Even the casino's famous chandelier were on sale at the liquidation sale.
9/16
NBC10
President Trump opened the casino in 1990 and proclaiming it the "eighth wonder of the world."
10/16
However, it quickly ran into trouble. Within one year of the Taj Mahal's opening, the casino filed for bankruptcy.
11/16
NBC10
Trump ended up cutting ties with Atlantic City in 2009 after losing control of the casino company due to the bankruptcy.
12/16
Ted Greenberg/NBC10
After a contentious strike with the casino's union in October, investor Carl Icahn shut down the casino.
13/16
NBC10
Icahn sold the casino to Hard Rock International in March. The sale was for $50 million, about four per cent of the $1.2 billion Trump invested to open the Taj Mahal.
14/16
NBC10
Hard Rock International plans to completely scrap the Taj Mahal's Indian theme and do a complete makeover of the casino. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is set to open next summer.
15/16
NBC10
All items in the sale are on a first come, first served basis.
16/16
The sale runs daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The casino is located at 1000 Boardwalk on Virginia Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Contact Us