What Will Donald Trump Do About Online Casinos?
“Online gambling has to occur because many other countries are performing it and like usual the U.S is just missing out.” These are the exact words of President Donald J. Trump when he was asked for his views on online casinos by Forbes before the elections. Aside this and many other statements by President Trump, he has always been someone with a lot of love for the casino business. In 1984, Trump established the Trump Plaza, his maiden casino centre. He also added the Taj Mahal and another one in Las Vegas.
In trying to analyze the business life of Mr Trump before his bid to be elected as the President of the United States of America, one is always presented with a life mostly spent operating casino gaming centres and hotels. All these help in further proving that Mr Trump’s ascension of the U.S Presidency can be seen as a good omen for online casino sites.
However, critics are still adamant that President Trump’s administration will see to the legalization of online casino sites within the United States of America. Their argument is based on the fact that President Trump has within his administration a group of very influential individuals who have never hidden their strong dislike for the legalization of online casino sites. Among these high profile close associates of President Trump are Sheldon Adelson, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands who also doubles as a developer of brick and mortar based casino centres and Steve Wynn, an American real estate businessman. Adelson’s opposition of online casino gaming sites is believed to be as a result of the threat legalization of online gambling sites will pose to his traditional casino centre.
As the debate rumbles on within the United States of America on whether to legalize online casino sites or not, Canada is still allowing casino players all over the world the chance to win real money on their online casinos. Even though there are several government run websites a lot of Canadians rank international casinos as being better and therefore choose to place their bests with other operators. The website http://canadianonlinecasinos.com shows a comparison and ranking of the best online casinos for Canadian players.
With a lot of influential people pressing for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) which will further compound the restrictions on placed on online gambling, the future of online gambling in the U.S still remains uncertain. Majority of these influential people within President Trump’s administration are the same ones operating offline casino centres and so they are bent on going the extra mile to ensure that online casinos never get any legal backing.
However, upon all the pressure being put on President Trump by his close associates, he has more than once demonstrated that he is a man of his word and also isn’t afraid of any backlash from people. This character trait of President Trump, although a bit dictatorial, can be seen as the only source of hope for all online casino sites in the U.S.