Trump Resorts and Casino's File for Bankrupty for Fouth Time
Date: September 11, 2014 01:10PM
Trump Resorts filed for bankruptcy Tuesday and threatened to shut down the Taj Mahal Casino Resort, which would make it the fifth Atlantic City casino to close this year.
The company owns Trump Plaza, which is closing in a week, and the Taj Mahal, which has been experiencing cash-flow problems and had been trying to stave off a default with its lenders. The company said the Taj Mahal could close Nov. 13 if it doesn’t win salary concessions from union workers.
It’s the fourth such filing for the struggling casino company or its corporate predecessors.
The company filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, saying it has liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million, and assets of no more than $50,000. It missed its quarterly tax payment due last month, and says it doesn’t have the cash to make an interest payment to lenders due at the end of the month.
It also says both its Internet gambling partners have taken steps to end their contracts with Trump Entertainment.