"Our results are difficult to compare to 2007 due to thechanging landscape in Pennsylvania last year," said company CEOMark Juliano during yesterday's conference call, a reference tothat out-of-state competition. In response to a question during thecall, Juliano conceded that one or all of the company's threecasino/hotel properties--Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and TrumpMarina--could be for sale for the right price, although they're notactively being shopped right now.

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"We are looking at strategic alternatives," Juliano toldanalysts. "If an opportunity presents itself that creates value forthe company, we would definitely execute it."

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Juliano also revealed that the new $250-million 782-roomChairman Tower expansion at the Taj Mahal will openby Labor Day. And the re-opened East Tower casino at the Plaza willhave a dozen electronic poker games, the first in AtlanticCity.

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In an unrelated matter, EnCap Golf Holdings, partners with theTrump Org. in a proposed $1-billion golf community in theMeadowlands, yesterday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectionin US Bankruptcy Court in Newark. The filing came one day after theNew Jersey Meadowlands Commission voted to terminate EnCap asdeveloper of the 800-acre former landfill site.

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According to published reports, EnCap's petition lists bothassets and liabilities in the $100-million to $500-million rangeand 20 unsecured creditors to which it owes the most money. Thelargest are Mactec Inc. its GC on the Medowlands project, $15.8million; the Warren, NJ-based engineering firm Paulus Sokolowski& Sartor, $4.6 million; and the two host cities for theproject, Lyndhurst and Rutherford, $4 million and $639,619respectively.

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"The bankruptcy filing will ensure an orderly transfer ofassets," says a prepared statement released by the company lateyesterday.

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