Donald Trump May Rescue the Trump Casinos in Atlantic City

Apparently, not everyone thinks A.C. is a bad bet.


It has been years since Donald Trump was actively involved with the Atlantic City casinos that bear his name. He resigned as chairman of the casinos in 2009 and recently sued to get “Trump” off of their decrepit, dying shells. But now, with Trump Plaza closing in a week and the Trump Taj Mahal not far behind, it looks like the controversial tycoon may be ready to dust them off and make another go of it.

“A lot of people don’t think that he made money in Atlantic City,” says one source close to Trump who asked to remain anonymous. “They say, ‘Donald Trump went bankrupt in Atlantic City.’ But the truth is that he made a ton of money there.”

Reached at Trump headquarters in New York City, Michael Cohen, Trump Organization Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald Trump, confirmed that Trump is considering returning to the Boardwalk in full force.

“I can confirm that Mr. Trump is looking at Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City,” says Cohen. “But he’s doing so cautiously.”

As well he should.

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  • crateish

    just looking for publicity for his career as a reality show hack.

  • Dann

    Hmmm not a good payback guy

  • Ericnie18

    This somewhat makes sense to me.He could now come in and be the savior of the town.He has a soft spot for AC and might be able to save jobs.He probably looks at the taj and feels bad for it,it was his baby when built.If he comes back his name will once again return to the top without ever having to be taken down.Just hurry up Donald and save trump plaza and people’s jobs!

  • Irish856

    he sucked all the money out of those places over and over… he put them into bankruptcy several times…
    He needs to say the heck out of AC and Philly

  • xing

    This is a joke.
    When Trump operated the casinos they were in bankruptcy three
    times. Atlantic City lost customers because of competition from
    casinos in other states. With the high price of gasoline and tolls
    why would anyone want to go to Atlantic City, other than the
    people who live near there. Most likely other casinos in
    Atlantic City will also close.

  • gv

    Well actually, the employees made the most money when he was there. Customers came just to see him on the weekends. Mr. Trump was the best boss he even gave his employees bonuses until Clinton decided to tax those bonuses 40%.
    Please tell me if you know any of the losers there now that give bonuses to anyone but themselves.

    • gv

      In addition, the Taj was a 5 star resort when he was here.

  • impactsangle

    thank GOD , my dad works at the Taj and hes been there for almost 25 years,the BEST times at this place was when Mr. Trump was in charge, do it sir!!!! your the only person who can save A.C

    • John Lopez

      atlantic city has been destroyed by new casinos opening up all over new York state and Maryland
      AC had its run and its over

  • GraceWells

    Here is an unpopular but true opinion: Atlantic City is vastly underrated. I am not a gambler but I do live nearby part of the year. I fell in love with AC tentatively, cautiously, but then head on once i realized the many hidden historical and fun treasures…..

    It started with shopping–when we discovered the Tangier outlets. It amazed me that i could sit with my daughters and have lunch in a “city environment” and then drive home to the beach in ten minutes. There are fabulous restaurants in the Casinos, yes, but also some treasures like The Knife & Fork and Angela’s—restaurants that take you back to a different era.

    We love the Boardwalk. We have seen some incredible concerts at Borgata and the Steel Pier. I have gone to the spa at the Water Club and now organize an annual trip with some friends for some mid-winter R&R as they have awesome indoor pools with sun filtering in…..and every bit as luxurious as anything you’d find in NYC and LV. The Shops at the Forum and Tropicana are also fun–and the kids and I enjoy walking inside the Trop and taking in an Imax movie…..followed by lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. The Aquarium, the Lighthouse and nearby Lucy The Elephant are all great days out with my kids…… if we get bored, there is always nearby Ocean City too.

    I don’t gamble. Hear that? I don’t gamble…….. but there are others like me who would love and use non-gambling venues ala Great Wolf Lodge if built….. You know what else? I don’t live in Philly. I can’t tell you how many of my Northern NJ friends schlepp to LBI not realizing that AC is actually just a few minutes longer drive once you consider the traffic coming off the GSP. I think there are many Northern NJ families that would invest in AC and nearby islands if they understood how much better it is than LBI and some Nothern NJ beaches. The fact you can have a nightlife, culture, fun with the kids AND enjoy the beach knocks out every beach up and down the NJ shore……

    GO AC!!! I still believe in ya!

  • John Lopez

    trump is a vampire
    he emptied everybodys pockets and took off
    then he started trump university , become a millionaire and he screwed thousands out of there life savings
    trump is a scumbag

  • UnitedStatesCitizen

    If Atlantic City wants to save itself they need to reinvent themselves as a city not as a Casino destination. It’s a shame they used so much city money on Revel, with that amount of money they could have done so much more to make the area more attractive to businesses and tourist. It’s ironic because you could say they went all in on Revel and lost.

    • UnitedStatesCitizen

      As far as trump apparently he loves to make bad decisions nowadays, maybe he wants to buy in because he knows he can get it far cheaper than its probably actually worth. But to invest in Casinos in Atlantic City in 2014 is a bad bad move.

  • Nikki

    Please. He’s “looking into AC” the same way his investigators are finding “unbelievable” stuff on Obama, or he’s been “thinking about running for POTUS” for about two decades. Donald Clown is a pathological liar. If you believe a word he says, there’s a bridge I’d like to sell you

  • Audrey De La Cruz

    I could utilize my casinos, Resorts, Empire which is very close to where I live. It takes me about 30-45 minutes to get to either of them. However, I prefer to drive to AC to gamble and relax in a hotel room that is comped for my gambling, which I find relaxing and affords me time to get away from Manhattan for a day or two. The local casinos I mentioned previously does not offer this.

  • xing

    How can Trump rescue the casinos?
    When he ran the casinos they were put through
    bankruptcy three times. He should not be allowed
    to be able to regain control of them.
    He brags how much money he has and was not
    able to save his own casinos
    Shame on the casino control commission if they
    allow him to regain control of the casinos
    He will most likely put them through bankruptcy
    many more times. I am not saying it is his fault
    that people are not going to Atlantic City.
    Now they have casinos in their own back yard.
    Other than some casinos Atlantc City has nothing
    to offer. The area is a slum.

  • Richie Rich

    Donald save Atlantic City, if anyone can do it you can! With thecright management the Trump casinos could be back on top!

  • pr64

    please, please, please save the taj, mr. trump!! when you owned it, it was pristine. now it’s tired and needs your magic touch. we have been going there for 16 years and don’t want to stop. it’s a great place!!