ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey's casino enforcement agency yesterday recommended that the state grant the Tropicana Casino and Resort a one-year license instead of a standard five-year one, arguing that new ownership has thus far proven itself incapable of running a first-class facility.
The Casino Control Commission will issue the final decision on Dec. 12.
Yvonne Maher, acting director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, said Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp. and owner William J. Yung III are off to a dismal start.
"There's an old saying, 'Never bite off more than you can chew,' " she said. "That sums up what happened here. Bill Yung bit off more than he could chew."