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Trump shifted ownership of the Plaza casino to a new, publicly traded company: Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts. But there was little or no reduction in the enormous debts that would plague his gambling empire far into the future. During his financial pinch two years earlier, Chemical Bank had forced Mr. Trump acknowledged in general terms that high debt and lagging revenues had plagued his casinos. He later settled the suit. Roffman, the analyst whom Mr. Trump to president of the Taj five days after it opened, in a recent interview. Griffin got the company, while Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, often boasts of his success in Atlantic City, of how he outwitted the Wall Street firms that financed his casinos and rode the value of his name to riches. Trump retaliated, demanding that Janney Montgomery Scott fire Mr. He said he abhorred junk bonds, which were then popular, because they carried a bigger risk of default and thus came with higher interest rates. During a decade when other casinos here thrived , Mr. Trump assembled his casino empire by borrowing money at such high interest rates โ€” after telling regulators he would not โ€” that the businesses had almost no chance to succeed. Another crucial deadline came in A default would have made him lose control of the company. The younger Mr. In the early s, Mr. In the end, Mr. More than half of the new money went to pay off Mr. Trump did well. He put up little of his own money, shifted personal debts to the casinos and collected millions of dollars in salary, bonuses and other payments. The burden of his failures fell on investors and others who had bet on his business acumen. Rosser, who runs Triad today. Trump gained control of a prime spot on the boardwalk. By December , when Mr. It was April , and Mr. Trump said in an interview in May, summing up his year history here. On the presidential campaign trail, Mr. In a remarkably short time, Mr. It did. A shareholder sued, accusing the board of directors of breaching its fiduciary responsibility.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} After more than tripling as new casinos opened through the s, gambling revenues in Atlantic City flattened in , rising by just 1. As all of his ventures neared collapse , Mr. Butera, the president of Mr. After narrowly escaping financial ruin in the early s by delaying payments on his debts, Mr. Trump avoided a second potential crisis by taking his casinos public and shifting the risk to stockholders. In three interviews with The Times since late April, Mr. Trump credit for turning things around. Trump to give up his ownership of the Trump Regency, a hotel next to the Trump Plaza. In the plan that was worked out, Mr. From the start, the partners were at odds over its marketing and whose name should be paramount. Trump now says that he left Atlantic City at the perfect time. And he never was able to draw in enough gamblers to support all of the borrowing. It took three years to recover any money owed for his work on the casino, she said, and her father received only 30 cents on the dollar. At the same time, Mr. Trump ceded to the lenders a 50 percent stake in the businesses in return for lower interest rates. But a close examination of regulatory reviews, court records and security filings by The New York Times leaves little doubt that Mr. All the while, Mr. A central argument of his candidacy is that he would bring the same business prowess to the Oval Office, doing for America what he did for his companies. The record, however, shows that he struggled to hang on to his casinos years after the city had peaked, and failed only because his investors no longer wanted him in a management role. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Not far away, the long-failing Trump Marina Hotel Casino was sold at a major loss five years ago and is now known as the Golden Nugget. Just over a year after it opened, the Taj Mahal was in bankruptcy court, followed in by both the Plaza and the Castle. Trump received copious amounts for himself, with the help of a compliant board. But Mr. Beth Rosser of West Chester, Pa. In recent interviews, Mr. Trump told the commission in that he could rein in expenses, because conventional lenders were lining up to give him money at low interest rates. Trump personally owed to two banks. Trump took the Taj into bankruptcy. The Taj was underfunded. After buying a controlling interest in Resorts from the estate of its founder, Mr. Trump had gotten fired, giving Mr. He repeatedly emphasized that what really mattered about his time in Atlantic City was that he had made a lot of money there. But the companies repeatedly added more expensive debt and returned to the court for protection from lenders. Trump Plaza came first. The Castle was also late. Trump had become a commanding figure in Atlantic City, with his casinos accounting for nearly a third of its gambling revenues and employing more than 8, people. Then, in June , with the risk of being forced into bankruptcy just weeks away, Mr. Less than two weeks before the casino opened, Marvin B. The Taj Mahal missed its November debt payment. In one instance, The Times found, Mr. Perskie, the casino regulator, but none were in the catastrophic financial shape of Mr. All were hurt, recalled Mr. Years of neglect show: The carpets are frayed and dust-coated chandeliers dangle above the few customers there to play the penny slot machines. Trump has said that with each financing he routinely took money out of the casinos to invest in Manhattan real estate. Next Mr. His agreements with lenders and the two casino bankruptcies in those years still left Mr. Trump now says he looks back on the period as his golden era in the casino business. The new company exercised that option, in effect transferring Mr. Then Mr. Trump for an undisclosed sum. Donald Trump has said that his brushes with financial disaster in the early s reminded him of a lesson his father had taught him: Do not leave yourself on the hook for loans. Instead, the casino company lent him the money to pay back the bankers. Trump for five years. Almost immediately, Mr. Trump, the largest shareholder and chairman of the board, could generally meet that obligation by obtaining approval from his board of directors and disclosing financial details in securities filings. Steven Norton, a casino consultant and a former casino executive at Resorts International. At the nearly deserted eastern end of the boardwalk, the Trump Taj Mahal, now under new ownership, is all that remains of the casino empire Donald J. Becoming a public company burdened Mr. There are those here who fondly remember Mr. Trump won the still-unfinished Taj Mahal. The lenders agreed to defer certain principal and interest payments and hold off on personal claims against Mr. Bucky Howard, who was promoted by Mr. Trump battled the talk show host Merv Griffin for control of the company. But even as his companies did poorly, Mr. Trump had trouble making the debt payments on the Taj and his other casinos. His casino companies made four trips to bankruptcy court, each time persuading bondholders to accept less money rather than be wiped out. Trump assembled here more than a quarter-century ago. He dealt with that danger by first shifting much of his personal debt onto his casinos, then onto a new group: shareholders.