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.