Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino plans to shut down on Oct. 10.

The Taj Mahal is located on Atlantic City's Boardwalk. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

The Taj Mahal is located on Atlantic City's Boardwalk. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

October 10 is the date the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City says it will close. The date is listed in warning notices that were required by law to be filed with the state Department of Labor.

Owner Carl Icahn said this week he will close the casino, which is losing millions of dollars each month.  Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union has been on strike at the casino since July 1 demanding that health insurance and pension benefits be restored. A bankruptcy court judge had allowed the casino’s former owners to eliminate those benefits in 2014.

Nearly 3,000 workers will lose their jobs in the shutdown. That’s on top of the 8,000 who became unemployed when four other Atlantic City casinos shut down in 2014.

The Taj Mahal licences the use of Donald Trump’s name but the Republican presidential candidate otherwise is now unaffiliated with the casino. 

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