Carl Icahn is in talks with several casino operators about selling recently closed Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This news became known in less than 24 hours after the New Jersey state Assembly voted in favor of the bill which prohibits reopening shuttered casinos with employees who are not casino workers’ union — unless the casino owner renegotiates with the union. The bill has been already approved by the state Senate. But it is hard to judge if Gov. Chris Christie will sign it.
Carl Icahn shut the Trump Taj Mahal on October 10, expecting that it will make casino union workers to sign an employment contract on less favorable conditions for them. If Icahn sells the Taj Mahal, he will make the way for a new casino owner to reopen the casino with nonunion workers.