Atlantic City Is Offering Bidders The Chance To Blow Up A Former Trump Casino – For Charity

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For the last six years, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been vacant and just rotting away on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. No it’s time for the building to come down and the city is offering one high bidder, the opportunity to blow it up themselves.

“We are selling the experience to push the button to implode Trump Plaza,” says Bodnar’s Auction, an independent auction house that the city has hired to collect bids for the building’s planned implosion on Jan. 29 — just nine days after President Trump’s term come to a close.

“This will be done remotely and can be done anywhere in the world as well as close to the Plaza as we can safely get you there!” the auctioneer exults.

City officials say that proceeds from the auction will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for the city’s young children and teens.

“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,” Mayor Marty Small told The Associated Press. “I wanted to use the demolition of this place to raise money for charity.”

The building is slowly falling apart and it’s time for it come down.

The mayor hopes to draw in bids in excess of $1 million for the opportunity to demolish the old casino!

The AP reports that auctioneers will solicit offers through Jan. 19 and assemble the highest bidders for a live auction 10 days later.