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.

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The sale started at 10 a.m. Thursday, and will continue until all items up for grabs are sold.
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The sale also features art, grand pianos, poker tables among many pieces of furniture and room fixtures.
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Former Taj Mahal employee Dan Liarrl grabbed this decorative, Indian themed wooden horse, which was in the Signature Club at the casino.
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This man was able to snag two televisions to take home.
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Remains from the casino, such as this poker player, are on sale.
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Even the casino's famous chandelier were on sale at the liquidation sale.
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President Trump opened the casino in 1990 and proclaiming it the "eighth wonder of the world."
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However, it quickly ran into trouble. Within one year of the Taj Mahal's opening, the casino filed for bankruptcy.
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Trump ended up cutting ties with Atlantic City in 2009 after losing control of the casino company due to the bankruptcy.
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After a contentious strike with the casino's union in October, investor Carl Icahn shut down the casino.
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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.
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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.
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All items in the sale are on a first come, first served basis.
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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.
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