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- 1 California - Coachella Valley - Trump 29 Casino
- 2 Connecticut - Bridgeport
- 3 Illinois - Chicago
- 4 Indiana - Gary - Buffington Harbor
- 5 Indiana - French Lick
- 6 Louisiana
- 7 Michigan
- 8 Mississippi
- 9 New Jersey - Atlantic City
- 10 Nevada - Las Vegas
- 11 New York - New York City
- 12 Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
- 13 Canada - Ontario - Niagara Falls
- 14 Florida - Pro-Casino Lobbying
- 15 New York - Anti-Casino Lobbying
- 16 United States
- 17 Casino Companies
California - Coachella Valley - Trump 29 Casino
Connecticut - Bridgeport
Illinois - Chicago
Trump may have pushed to open a casino on the Chicago River.
Indiana - Gary - Buffington Harbor
Indiana - French Lick
Trump withdrew from a contract to open a casino in French Lick.
Trump sued state officials after they denied him a permit to open a riverboat casino.
New Jersey - Atlantic City
- 1989: Trump was granted a unanimous renewal of two casino licenses by New Jersey regulators. “The Casino Control Commission voted today to renew Donald J. Trump's casino licenses, with a warning about his competitors. With Mr. Trump on hand, the commission voted, 5 to 0, to renew the two-year licenses for Trump Castle and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City starting Tuesday. The renewals were granted with a condition previously accepted by Mr. Trump that he promise not to buy stocks, bonds or assets of other New Jersey casinos without the commission's prior approval.” (New York Times, May 11, 1989)
Trump Taj Mahal
Resorts Buyout Saga
Nevada - Las Vegas
- 1989: The chief executive of Trump's efforts to expand his casino holdings in Nevada was transferred to New Jersey following the death of several other top Trump executives in a helicopter crash. “Former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mike Rumbolz has been transferred to Atlantic City by the Trump organization to help with operations after the death of three top Trump executives in a helicopter crash. Rumbolz, president of Trump Nevada, was hired by billionaire Donald Trump in February to set up operations in Nevada, with the goal of eventually buying gaming properties in the state. The Oct. 10 deaths of Trump executives Stephen Hyde, Mark Etess and Jonathan Benanav prompted Rumbolz's move to Atlantic City. He will be assisting in the completion of Trump's $1-billion Taj Mahal hotel and casino.” (Los Angeles Times, October 24, 1989)
New York - New York City
Trump explored the possibility of opening up a casino in New York City.
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
Trump explored opening a casino in Philadelphia during a flirtation with legalization.
Canada - Ontario - Niagara Falls
Trump once submitted a bid to operate a casino on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
Florida - Pro-Casino Lobbying
New York - Anti-Casino Lobbying
Trump engaged in a major state lobbying push to prevent the legalization of gambling. Legalized gambling in New York would have threatened his New Jersey casinos.
Trump sued the federal government to prevent expanded tribal gaming. Trump was acting to protect his casinos in Atlantic City from competition.