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Trump Taj Mahal 'Scores' City's First Casino Strip Club

The national gentleman's club chain is slated to open its first Atlantic City location in 2012,

By Jeff Schwachter
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 13 | Posted Dec. 23, 2011

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In September 2010, it was reported that national strip club Scores was possibly coming to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

More than a year later, it looks like the high-end gentleman's club, with locations across the country, will be dancing on Atlantic City's lap after all.

According to The Associated Press, New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement ruled Friday, Dec. 23, that the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City could legally have a strip club inside its property.

While several gentleman's clubs dot Atlantic City's landscape, including the recently opened Diving Horse Cabaret, in the city's 33 years of legalized casinos, it would be the first strip club to be located inside a casino.

Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts, said on Friday: "We have reached an agreement to bring Scores to the Trump Taj Mahal in 2012. This multi-faceted project will give us additional entertainment, food, beverage, and retail amenities that will be great additions to the property."  

Earlier this year, Trump Entertainment Resorts sold its long-held Steel Pier, a family amusement park located across the Boardwalk from the Taj Mahal, to its long-time operators.

Now, a $3 million Scores club will be a new major attraction at the casino, provided the company can apply for and get a liquor license, according to the AP.

Because of strict regulations with regard to strips clubs in Atlantic City, the Division of Gaming Enforcement said "dancers could strip down only to a G-string and pasties. Lap dances would be prohibited, as would any simulation of sexual activity," according to the AP.

Private dance rooms, however, would be available according to Friday's ruling, which also would permit "table-side" dances to seated patrons.

Tips could be tucked inside a dancer's leg garter.

"This regulation does not prohibit the wearing of pasties and thongs by dancers/entertainers within the casino-hotel complex, and clearly contemplates that some entertainment offerings in a casino hotel complex will be suggestive," acting director David Rebuck read from the ruling.

The division says the state of New Jersey had anticipated the "Las Vegas-style revue" would one day become a part of Atlantic City's casino model, but with certain restrictions.

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1. Fran said... on Dec 23, 2011 at 03:31PM

“just what the city needs Mr. Trump, geesh”

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2. Anonymous said... on Dec 24, 2011 at 08:25AM

“Yes we do!”

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3. Al K said... on Dec 24, 2011 at 09:00AM

“I think it will reinforce the perception of Atlantic City as a sleazy leisure and entertainment venue.

The old "Playboy" model was OK, as was the "Hooters" approach. But, regardless of Ray Schweibert's claim earlier this year in connection with the "Diving Horse," everybody has a perception of what a "Gentleman's Club" is. And that perception isn't going to help Atlantic City overcome its negative image.”

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4. Anonymous said... on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:26AM

“Why aren't there any strip clubs with scantily clad men that a woman could patronize?”

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5. Anonymous said... on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:30PM

“Won't make a lick (no pun intended) of money. G-strings and pasties? Pfft.”

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6. Thongmaster g said... on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:11AM

“will they take comp dollars for private dances?”

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7. Automatic Monkey said... on Dec 30, 2011 at 05:44AM

“It will be a real dud. Who wants to go to an overpriced strip club with plastic girls that you can't touch, when you can go out to Pacific Ave. and get all the consenting-adult activity you want at one of the REAL strip clubs?”

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8. STEVE W said... on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:36PM

“This will certainly keep Las Vegas as the number one destination for gambling and entertainment activities in 2012.”

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9. Anonymous said... on Dec 30, 2011 at 05:44PM

“Agree, why arent there any strip clubs or even bartenders with scantilly dressed men that women can patronize!! I mean really.........Mr Trump”

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10. Anonymous said... on Dec 30, 2011 at 05:47PM

“I always thought Mr Trump was a smarter man, making money off of strip clubs, really? I thik i lost any respect i ever had for the man”

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11. Anonymous said... on Dec 31, 2011 at 11:10PM

“It's not a strip club if the girls aren't naked/topless.
G-String & pasties won't be able to compete with the surrounding clubs.
This is lame.”

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12. Anonymous said... on May 27, 2012 at 09:36AM

“It's about time! AC wants to know why it can't pull Vegas dollars, but it's draw is limited to tables, and occassional concerts. Bringing in some sexy adult oriented revue will draw me and my wife. We're a vanilla, family oriented couple who like to let our hair down a bit when we go away.”

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13. Anonymous said... on Mar 9, 2014 at 03:26PM

“whats the age requirement”

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