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Trump Resorts has two properties, namely the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal. Trump Plaza is said to have forged ties with Betfair, a company that is engaged in betting exchange. Meanwhile, the Trump Taj Mahal has partnered with Ultimate Gaming, a company that is based in Nevada. As such, Trump Resorts will find itself in a unique situation. It will be utilizing one software provider for Trump Plaza and another for Trump Taj Mahal.
Two Sides of the Coin: Revenue Stream or Income Loss?
How will legalizing online gaming affect the Boardwalk? There are two sides to this particular coin and observers are choosing one or the other. If you ask CEO Robert Griffin, he is expecting a potential 20% increase in revenue. Senator Ray Lesniak of New Jersey has an interesting prediction. He said that his beloved state will in due time be called “The Silicon Valley of Internet Gaming.” He was instrumental in pushing for the legislation mainly for the benefits of online gaming in terms of job opportunities. Senator Lesniak is also looking at the possibility of multistate compacts that will benefit the State of New Jersey as well.
For others who are optimistic about the upcoming revenue stream, the general belief is that online poker will contribute millions of dollars to the New Jersey economy. Online gaming will serve as one platform by which New Jersey residents will be getting high paying high tech jobs, which are in demand given New Jersey’s relatively big population.
But, there are people who worry that with online poker legalized, people who choose to gamble online will totally forsake Atlantic City and stop visiting. The prospect of playing poker from the comforts of one’s home may be too attractive for gamblers. Other major issues put forth concerns underage gambling (below 21 years of age) and compulsive gambling.
Casinos partnering up and applying for licenses
There are many interesting partnerships cropping up as Atlantic City prepares for the advent of online gaming. Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal lead the applications for licenses. There are eight others from Atlantic City’s prominent ten casinos that are now getting ready for the online poker revolution.
Bwin. Party is partnering up with Borgata for this online gaming gig. The Resort Casino is tying up with PokerStars while Gamesys Limited will go hand in hand with The Tropicana Casino for its “Jackpot Joy” poker. Bally Technologies is the online poker brand that will be used by the Golden Nugget. Meanwhile 888Poker has paired up with Caesars Entertainment which owns four establishments namely, Bally’s, Caesar’s Harrah’s and Showboat Casino Hotel. The Revel Casino Hotel & Atlantic Club Casino are not yet revealing who they are partnering with or whether they are getting into the online gaming bandwagon.
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