October 19, 2014 |
A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday allowed the owners of Atlantic City's bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort to void its contract with its 1,100 union workers. Whether the $15 million in savings will be enough to keep the doors of the troubled casino open is nowhere near a sure bet. In a decision delivered in a Delaware courtroom, Judge Kevin Gross granted a request by the casino's owners, Trump Entertainment Resorts, to end the contract, cutting health and pension benefits.
October 1, 2014 |
A bid in bankruptcy court to set aside a labor contract for 1,136 employees at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino has set up a pitched battle between Unite Here Local 54 and Carl Icahn. Icahn, a billionaire investor known for taking control of financially distressed businesses by buying debt at a discount, controls the fate of Trump Entertainment Resorts because he owns $286 million in first-lien debt and stands first in line to be paid in any bankruptcy deal. As a condition of keeping Trump Taj Mahal open, Icahn wants massive concessions from labor and government.
July 16, 2010
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization, days after the New Jersey Casino Control Commission approved a plan that lets Donald J. Trump and his daughter Ivanka retain at least partial control of the company that bears their name. - Inquirer staff
July 19, 2005 |
Donald J. Trump is looking to two Atlantic City veterans to turn his struggling casino business around. Mark Juliano, who resigned as president of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, will replace Mark Brown as head of the three Trump casinos in Atlantic City, according to Trump. Juliano's last day at Caesars Palace is July 31. "I'm very happy about it," Trump said yesterday in a phone interview from New York. "It's fantastic. There's no better team in the business. " Juliano, 50, joins James B. Perry, who was tapped by Trump earlier this month to become chief executive officer of New York-based Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., which operates a riverboat casino in Gary, Ind., in addition to the three casinos in Atlantic City.
May 28, 2009 |
A shift manager at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort was fatally shot yesterday in a storage room just off the casino floor. Minutes later, a suspect identified by state police as a 57-year-old man from Norristown, Pa., was arrested inside the casino's parking garage. Police also recovered a handgun that may have been used in the shooting. The manager, identified by a company official as Ray Kot of Egg Harbor Township, was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m., 2 1/2 hours after the shooting.
February 25, 2010 |
Donald J. Trump characterizes billionaire financier Carl Icahn as a good friend but says that his friend doesn't spend money. "I've known him for many years," Trump told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing in Camden this morning, referring to the man who has put forth a plan to bring Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. out of its third bankruptcy. But, Trump continued as he answered a question from one of Icahn's lawyers, "He doesn't spend any money. If he spends 10 cents, it's a major event.
January 8, 2011 |
Trump Entertainment Resorts has come out a loser in the Pennsylvania casino market. Again. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday rejected the two-year bid of the company - known for its three Atlantic City casinos and its high-profile partial owner Donald Trump - to overturn a 2006 ruling by the state Gaming Control Board. Trump, using the name Keystone Redevelopment Partners LLC, pitched a casino at the old Budd Co. plant in Nicetown. The board rejected Trump's bid for one of two casino licenses in Philadelphia, in part because it worried he would use the local casino to draw customers to Atlantic City, where the tax rate on gambling profits is lower.
September 25, 2012
Frederick T. Cunningham, 59, vice president of legal affairs for Trump Entertainment Resorts, died Thursday, Sept. 20, after suffering a heart attack on his way home to Haddon Heights from Atlantic City. Mr. Cunningham also served as secretary of the New Jersey Bar Association's Casino Law Section. He grew up in Levittown, Bucks County, as well as Levittown, Long Island, and graduated from the State University of New York in Brockport in 1974. Mr. Cunningham met his wife, Joanne, while working in the claims department at Colonial Penn Insurance Co. After marrying and starting a family, he studied law at night at Rutgers University Law School in Camden, from which he received his degree in 1986.
November 30, 2011 |
TRENTON - Ready. Set. Go get married! A couple of New Jersey lawmakers are proposing a bill to eliminate the state's 72-hour waiting period for couples seeking a license to wed. Assemblyman Louis Greenwald, D-Voorhees, and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, argue that the law is antiquated - it dates back to 1934 - and getting rid of it would give New Jersey a competitive edge in the wedding-tourism market. Other nearby states, like New York and Delaware, have only 24-hour waiting periods.
October 20, 2011
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., owner of two casino hotels in Atlantic City, is about to enter a partnership with another firm to offer online gambling. Trump Entertainment has "determined that such a joint venture represents the most advantageous way for the company to participate in opportunities in online gaming at minimal cost to the company," according to an Oct. 14 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trump Entertainment would own 10 percent of the new venture.