What is the worst thing that anyone could do to Donald Trump…take money out his pockets and according to him that is exactly what is happening.
It seems Mr. Trump, founder of a casino company in Atlantic City, says it’s time for the United Stated to take steps to approve online gambling. His company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, is making plans to be ready as soon as it happens by establishing its own online betting venue.
His company is close to selecting a joint venture partner to help them run an online gambling operation and hopes it will be sitting on the ground floor ready to launch as soon as online gambling is legalized in the United States.
Trump said that having the best brand is the key to a successful online gambling site and that “We think we have the hottest brand there is, the Trump brand, my personal brand, we think it’s going to do phenomenally well.”
The company’s CEO Robert Griffin had this to say not only about online gambling but also about the resent set back in New Jersey concerning regulating online gambling;
“Currently, millions of Americans engage in online gaming with illegal offshore operators, and do so with no oversight, no regulation or no consumer protections. It makes sense for the state of New Jersey to regulate this activity, enforce strict standards to ensure games are fair and safe, and in turn be able to collect tax revenue instead of having those dollars and the jobs they support leaving New Jersey and going illegally overseas.”
On the heals of the Golden Nugget online gambling license approval comes the news that that both of Trump Entertainment’s Atlantic City properties have also been issued Internet gambling permits. With the November 26th Internet gambling launch date quickly approaching, more permits are likely on their way.
Zynga games, yes, the company responsible for all those popular Facebook games, wants to turn Zynga Poker into a real money gambling game. Zynga Poker is one of their most popular games and a spokesman told AllThingsDigital:
“We build games and experiences that our players want and love. Zynga Poker is the world’s largest online poker game with more than 7 million people playing every day and over 30 million each month.”
Another possible scenario that may be coming from the U.S. Department of Justice reversal of opinion involving online gambling is multistate poker and Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Cedar Falls believes Iowa can take full advantage.
Those in the Iowa legislature that want to have legalized online poker in Iowa are currently working on a new plan that may open the door to multi-state poker and possibly lead to agreements with Washington D.C.