(Among other gifts the Trump casino gave Li Butti: paying $104,338 for five European vacations and one to California; $279,978 for tickets to the Super Bowl, boxing matches and other sporting and theater events; $121,712 for jewelry; and $40,020 for champagne that included 178 bottles of Cristal Rosé, valued at $225 a bottle.)The separate discrimination case stemmed from complaints filed by nine African-American and female employees at the hotel.
According to the Casino Control Commission, documents on the case, Li Butti flew into a rage whenever he lost money at the crap tables, flinging dice and gaming chips around the casino and once grabbing the stick from a stick person’s hand and breaking it in half.according to one filing by the state division of gaming enforcement.
Separately, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission that same year levied $650,000 in fines against the Trump Plaza hotel over its dealings with Li Butti, who gambled huge sums at the hotel’s casino.
Li Butti died in 2014." data-reactid="18"The video appears to lend new support to assertions Trump once had close relations with Li Butti, who was banned from the state’s casinos in 1991 because of his ties to Mafia boss John Gotti, then the chief of the Gambino crime syndicate.
Asked to comment on the video, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks replied by email: “This was obviously a massive event, which took place decades ago. Trump attended many similar events with thousands of people during this time period.”In the past, Trump has consistently downplayed his relationship with Li Butti.