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Trump's Castle opens June 17, 1985. On June 9, an outdoor reception is held for an officical lighting of the signs. Donald Trump and invited guests, including city officials are on hand for the lighting. Trump personally bought the Castle after Hilton Hotels Corp. was denied a casino license. In the fall of 1996, he sold the casino for $485 million to Trump Hotels, the public company he controls. The name was changed to Trump Marina Hotel Casino. This is the last casino to join the public casino. Press of Atlantic City file photo. Historical photo archives 

Trump Castle opened June 17, 1985. Donald Trump personally bought the Castle after Hilton Hotels Corp. was denied a casino license. In the fall of 1996, he sold the casino for $485 million to Trump Hotels, the public company he controlled. The name was changed to Trump Marina Hotel Casino. 

Landry’s Inc. purchased the property for $38 million in May 2011 and eventually changed the name to Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Senior copy editor

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.