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bails out of casino plan for French Lick
Reported by Indystar.com
A Donald Trump's casino company promised Orange County
residents they would get a $108 million casino, complete
with marble floors, carved stairway banisters and sparkling
But the financially troubled company couldn't deliver.
Wednesday, six months after awarding Indiana's 11th casino
to Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, state gambling regulators
announced they must find another company to build the
French Lick casino. Trump did not meet a state-imposed
"I'm going to do everything I can to make sure your
dream comes true," Ernest Yelton, the new executive
director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, told residents
at a meeting in French Lick on Wednesday.
And Yelton assured the audience -- many wearing orange
shirts promoting the casino -- that they would get one.
"There has never been any hint that this boat will
move from Orange County," he said.
Residents of Orange County, an area plagued by high unemployment
but blessed with two historic hotels, are counting on
a casino to bring jobs and money to their towns of French
Lick and West Baden Springs.
On Wednesday, Trump officials said they had to back out
because Indiana's gambling market could change -- including
the prospect of more competition.
Scott C. Butera, the company's president and chief operating
officer, said in a statement that Indiana's tax climate
for casinos has become "more onerous." He also
said the prospect of additional gambling in Indiana "appears
More gambling facilities -- such as the possibility of
slot machines at the state's two horse racing tracks --
could cut into Trump's profits.
Another development since Trump got its approval -- one
that Butera didn't mention -- is the company's filing
for bankruptcy protection in New Jersey.
Yelton said the Gaming Commission could decide to reopen
the bidding process or narrow it to the groups that lost
last year. Two companies that lost to Trump say they're
still interested in building the casino.
Orange County Development, affiliated with basketball
legend and French Lick native Larry Bird, still is interested
and is searching for a new casino partner, said spokesman
Lu Meis. And Bird still is interested, Meis added.
Lauth Property Group attorney Vernon Back, whose company
was the runner-up to Trump, said Lauth is prepared "to
move very quickly to bring this casino to Orange County."
The company would have been a partner in the Lost River
Development casino project in French Lick.
Negotiations between the state and Trump began to unravel
Feb. 17, when gambling regulators delivered a list of
demands to the company. The state wanted complete details
on how the project would be funded and a strict timeline
Yelton, with the blessing of Gov. Mitch Daniels, hired
a bankruptcy lawyer and casino expert to help review the
deal and craft the list of demands.
Trump told gaming officials Monday it couldn't meet the
demands and needed more time. Yelton wouldn't extend the
Greg Hahn, an Indianapolis attorney for Trump, said the
company is considering reapplying for the French Lick
However, members of the local historic commission charged
with recommending a company to the state say they'll be
hard-pressed to recommend Trump again.
Adina Cloud, chairwoman of the Historic Hotel Preservation
Commission, said her panel recommended Trump last year
because it promised the most for Orange County.
But, she said her commission -- which didn't have access
to Trump's detailed financial information -- relied on
the Indiana Gaming Commission to make sure the company
had the money to do the project.
In July, the Gaming Commission voted 4-2 to award the
project to Trump, which had the most ambitious proposal.
Trump's casino company proposed a bigger facility with
more gambling revenue than the two competing bids.
The commission awarded the project to Trump even though
the company was involved in a financial reorganization
as it tried to get out from under $1.8 billion in debt.
In addition, Trump provided no specifics as to how it
would pay for the project.
Much of the commission that approved the Trump bid is
gone; four of the seven seats are open.
Less than a month after the project was awarded, the company
said its ability to follow through on the project was
"uncertain," according to filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
Compounding problems for Trump was an April decision of
the Indiana Tax Court -- one later upheld by the Indiana
Supreme Court -- ordering the state's 10 riverboats to
pay back taxes owed. The issue involved whether riverboats
could deduct wagering taxes from their income tax bills.
Trump, which operates a riverboat in Gary, owes an estimated
In a disclosure statement filed last month with the New
Jersey bankruptcy court, Trump acknowledged it had an
offer from an unidentified party to buy the Gary riverboat
and was considering the offer.