Thursday, December 01, 2005

Apprentice TV Show star, Trump hires former President of NBA team

Pat Croce, the former president of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team and now a motivational speaker and author, has joined Donald Trump's casino company in a bid to build a slot-machine parlor in Philadelphia, the company said Wednesday.
Trump's company, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., has an option to build a gambling hall on a piece of former industrial land in Philadelphia and is one of two parties that has publicly announced its interest in seeking a slots license in the city.
Croce, who had said he was seeking partners in the "sports and entertainment world" to apply for a license, will head a group of investors joining Trump's venture.
Trump Entertainment Resorts' spokeswoman Virginia McDowell said one of
the investors is Pete Ciarrocchi, the owner of Chickie's & Pete's, a popular Philadelphia restaurant and bar chain. But, she said, she could not identify the rest of the investor group or reveal their financial stakes in the deal because the details were not ironed out.


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