Battle heats up over casino-college plan in Atlantic City

The head of Atlantic City’s main casino workers’ union says billionaire investor Carl Icahn is trying to “disembowel” the city to line his own pockets.

Bob McDevitt made his comments Monday as former Showboat casino workers lamented the apparent demise of a deal to convert it into a college campus with an open-to-the-public hotel.

The Trump Taj Mahal is enforcing a legal covenant to block the Showboat from being used as anything other than a casino, saying it fears underage students trying to sneak in and gamble.

Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts, which Icahn is acquiring, says Stockton University should have bought the shuttered Atlantic Club at the opposite end of town for its campus instead of the Showboat.

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