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Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

 Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City Casino to close this year. (NewsWorks file photo)

Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City Casino to close this year. (NewsWorks file photo)

A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business. Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city’s other casinos.

It joins the Atlantic Club, the Showboat and Revel, each of which has closed this year.

And the contraction might not yet be over: Trump Plaza’s parent company is threatening to close its sister casino, the Trump Taj Mahal, in November.

The closings are mainly due to growing competition in nearby states in the saturated northeastern U.S. gambling market.

Atlantic City began the year with 12 casinos; it now has eight.

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