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Donald Trump says he has ´nothing to do with´
closing of Atlantic City´s Trump Plaza casino

New York Daily News, by Larry McShane

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/13/2014 5:24:53 AM

When it comes to Atlantic City’s casino mess, don’t put The Blame on The Donald. Billionaire Donald Trump said Saturday that the imminent closing of the Trump Plaza casino in A.C. was no reflection on him or his real estate empire. “I let them use my name, but I got out seven years ago,” Trump told the Daily News. “I have nothing to with it. We may have to do something about the name.” The casino was expected to close its doors Sept. 16, leaving more than 1,000 employees out of work, according to its management. Casinos are falling like dominoes in Jersey: The

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Policom, 7/13/2014 6:06:53 AM     (No. 9922028)

Uh-oh what´s going to replace the revenue the casino´s brought in. Get ready New Joisey looks like a new tax hike is on the way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 7/13/2014 6:19:40 AM     (No. 9922042)

The media won´t blame Obama and his crappy economy

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 7/13/2014 7:03:54 AM     (No. 9922078)

Casinos thrive when excess discretionary income exists. When it doesn´t, ie, the last 6 years, casino´s hurt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 7/13/2014 8:21:29 AM     (No. 9922169)

Mr. Trump has his Name on the casino. It doesn´t matter who´s at fault for its failure it´s a personal failure for Donald Trump.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Screwgun, 7/13/2014 8:28:34 AM     (No. 9922177)

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut put a major dent in AC casino traffic. Now Massachusetts and New Hampshire considering casino gambling which will put a major dent in the CT casino traffic. Are there really enough gamblers to support so many casinos? I´ve never set foot in one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/13/2014 8:31:12 AM     (No. 9922182)

Horse racing tracks around the country are suffering financially and closing up in several spots. I assume it´s the economy, but the ones in worst straits seem to be the ones who most diligently play the lottery.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/13/2014 9:29:47 AM     (No. 9922265)

I recently had out of town guests and visited Colorado´s Blackhawk (gambling town)on two separate days. I was shocked at how empty the casinos and the town was. The last time I visited (years ago) the place was working alive with people.

Where have all the gamblers gone?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 7/13/2014 9:55:21 AM     (No. 9922287)

If you want to know how much he cares, ask all of the bondholders who were stiffed by Trump in the past.

In this worm´s world, a "win-win" is "I-win-you-lose."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harper, 7/13/2014 3:49:44 PM     (No. 9922736)

Maybe after gambling on Obama not once but twice, people are becoming risk averse and can see an obvious loser?

Only flaw in that theory is that it assumes that stupid/gullible people can become smarter. If so, my condolences to the Dems

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