This time last year, I would have given the Taj 5 stars instead of 2. Due to disgruntled and striking employees though, the service was lacking badly. I have a lot of great memories and have enjoyed gambling there in the past. Too bad the new owner couldn't manage it, because come 10/10/2016 it will be a casino of the past.
I can only comment on the casino and public areas, not the hotel. Basically what I saw was an opulent place in need of repairs and remodeling. The cleanliness and food/beverage service is usually OK, but has not been great since the labor strike. (Trump's buddy Carl Icahn somehow managed to break the contract and take away the employees' health insurance retirement benefits.) That said, I suspect some disgruntled employees have tried to falsely report here that the place is permanently closed. Not so fast: They have been given notice that the closing date is October 10, 2016. But I think a last-minute deal is still possible. Things will continue as is until after Labor (how ironic) Day weekend before things may start winding down. There are a lot of nice businesses as tenants in there, so let's cross our fingers and hope the Taj continues.
My family always loved the Trump Taj Mahal. I thought I would stop in to see what they had to offer as a new member. The promotions available exceeded all expectations. I spent an hour or two playing on the penny slots and earned a comp stay and $50 combined spend and play money. This casino is defiantly a top pic when it comes to rewards. Be sure to stop by along your boardwalk adventure!