Trump Taj Mahal opening First Casino Strip Club

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Atlantic City casinos are trying many different things to boost their sagging revenue. But nobody has tried what the Trump Taj Mahal is doing: opening a casino strip club.

New York-based “Scores” will open a $25 million complex inside of the Trump Taj Mahal this August. Scores has been under construction for the past two years and will span an impressive 36,000 square feet. The strip club is occupying space left from three vacated restaurants on the Taj Mahal’s second floor.

Featuring eight different sections, this will no doubt be one of the world’s largest strip clubs. Some of the areas include a showcase section, sports bar, lounge, nightclub, cabaret and all-male revue.

Seeing as how there are no in-casino strip clubs in Atlantic City, this is sure to give the Taj Mahal an edge over area competitors. “It is certain to become a distinct competitive advantage in the Atlantic City marketplace,” said Bob Gans, one of the owners of Scores Atlantic City.

Rendering of Scores Atlantic City

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement approved Scores back in 2011, when a $3 million proposal was brought forth. However, the actual project ended up being over eight times the original estimate, topping out at $25 million.

Important stipulations that the Division of Gaming Enforcement will enforce include dancers only stripping down to g-strings and pasties, no stimulation of sexual activity, and lap dances can only be performed near a patron – not on them. As for the latter, entertainers will perform “table-side” dances, which allow dancers to gyrate in close proximity to a patron.

The Trump Taj Mahal could definitely use a revenue boost after last month. They experienced the biggest revenue drop out of any Atlantic City casino from June, 2012 to June, 2013 – falling 27.1% after making $6.9 million. With Scores opening next month, we’ll get to see how much relief it brings to the struggling casino.

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