Online Gaming and the Trump Presidency
How will the new United States president-elect impact online gaming?
That is a question on many people’s minds throughout the igaming industry. Some think that because Trump was in the casino industry, his ascension to the highest political office in the world bodes well for the expansion of online products, but as Dustin Gouker points out, many are overlooking glaring contradictions to that reasoning—including the money flowing to Trump from Sheldon Adelson.
To further put a damper on the idea that a Trump administration would ever legalize US online poker or gambling, consider the following.
Sheldon Adelson — the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. — is the person who has bankrolled efforts to stop online gambling at the federal level. What else has Adelson done? He gave a lot of money to the Trump campaign.
This is a relationship that has been percolating for some time, with the possibility of an impact on online poker legalization.