GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Robert Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Trump Taj Mahal

This week, the GGB Podcast sits down with Bob Griffin, the CEO of Trump Taj Mahal on the state of his property, its sale to Carl Icahn, and the future of Atlantic City.

Bob Griffin is no shrinking violet. His views on the casino industry have been well documented and his experience in Atlantic City as CEO of Trump Taj Mahal have only sharpened them. Griffin’s property nearly closed last year when the property failed to make debt payments after a seven-year revenue slump in Atlantic City. This has led the note holder, Carl Icahn, to promise to invest millions in the property and keep it opened. Griffin explains the difficulties operating in the East Coast’s first legal gaming jurisdiction and how it could possibly be saved. He also outlines lessons that other jurisdictions can learn from the troubles that plagued the Boardwalk, and how they can avoid a similar situation. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at his offices in the Taj Mahal in June.