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Atlantic City Is Auctioning Off A Chance To Blow Up Donald Trump's Former Casino

Atlantic City Is Auctioning Off A Chance To Blow Up Donald Trump's Former Casino

You'll get a shot at pushing the shiny red button that detonates the explosives.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

If you've ever wanted to be the person who pushes the shiny red button that detonates a building, now is your lucky chance.

Atlantic City is auctioning off a chance to be that button pusher and you'll be responsible for demolishing a building that used to be owned by the President.

One lucky bidder will detonate the explosives on Donald Trump's former casino.


The opportunity has been organised by the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, with the hope they'll be able to raise around $1 million for charity.

The Trump Plaza casino was opened in 1984, however closed in 2014. It's been let to rot and decay ever since and developers have earmarked it for demolition next month.

Atlantic City mayor Marty Small said: "Some of Atlantic City's iconic moments happened there, but on his way out, Donald Trump openly mocked Atlantic City, saying he made a lot of money and then got out. I wanted to use the demolition of this place to raise money for charity."

The US President broke away from Atlantic City in 2009 and pretty much cut all ties with the area, however, he still gets a 10 per cent fee because the three casinos had his name attached to it.

The deterioration over the past six years has progressed to such a point that it was becoming dangerous. Large pieces of debris broke loose from the hotel tower and hit the ground on several occasions.

The mayor is open to ideas for what should replace the massive structure.

"Not often does inner-city oceanfront land open up," the mayor said. "We have one chance to get this right."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Donald Trump