Will Donald Trump Get His Atlantic City Casinos Back?
Donald Trump is eager to once again have control of Atlantic City casinos but the road to ownership might be a bit challenging. The Wall Street Journal says that while Trump has reached an agreement with Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., which is in Chapter 11, the deal is fraught with difficulty. Trump's sale must first get the approval from a bankruptcy court judge and he will also have to appease bondholders who the WSJ says hold about $1.25 billion in second-lien debt and could lose that money if Trump's deal goes through. Trump and the firm's top lender, Beal Bank, agreed to invest $100 million in the company and Beal will extend the terms of a $486 million loan until December 2020 from 2012. The question of what the casino company is actually worth may be key to figuring out what its future will be. Trump is a savvy businessman and may have chosen to act now because he thought he could get his company back for a low price.