When will harrahs and mgm get involved?

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  • #606581
    aaronsmith
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    How long do you think it will be till harrahs get seriously involved in the industry?

    #757237
    Anonymous
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    How long do you think it will take for the US government to change it’s mind and legitimise online gambling and allow US residents and companies to be above board?

    Take your answer to the question above – and add 3-4 weeks … IMO.
    :tongue:

    #757260
    Anonymous
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    @TheGooner 149016 wrote:

    How long do you think it will take for the US government to change it’s mind and legitimise online gambling and allow US residents and companies to be above board?

    Take your answer to the question above – and add 3-4 weeks … IMO.
    :tongue:

    lol…and add another month to that!

    #757290
    vladcizsol
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    What makes you believe they will jump in?

    1. They earn more from on site guests.
    2. MGM already tried once and abandoned the effort after they lost money.
    3. The Kerzner Group tried unsucessfully also (Atlantis)
    4. Harrahs was a leading contributer to the efforts to BAN online gambling in the US. Had they been interested in the market they would have funded campaigns to REGULATE online gambling.

    #757291
    Anonymous
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    There is an online version of the Venetian ready to go….. has a licence, software and all.

    #757334
    Anonymous
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    It would be a mistake for land based casinos to ignore the online gambling market. Even though it doesn’t directly cause much competition, it is an industry that should not be underestimated…

    at the end of the day, online industries have already caught the entertainment industry (music, movies, books) unawares, which imho is caused by their short-sightedness…

    furthermore, i do not think that harah’s or any other land based casino would ever say no to a growing market with good profits. why should these guy’s not tap somebody’s wallet who never comes to las vegas???

    so i tend to agree more with dom, than prof…

    cheers.

    #757336
    Anonymous
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    Me too….they are ideally placed to make it work. They can advertise it to all their guests, extend he comps system to cater for online play too, add online access from each room and on mobiles, and lets face it, online gambling is no substitute for being there so it shouldn’t affect the amount of visitors.

    To me its an obvious extension of the brand. I also think it’s partly behind the whole UIGEA debarcle…gives them time to set up and enter without the online competition getting too far ahead, hence all the “campaign funding” that appeared in certain Senator’s accounts ;)

    Oh no wait…it was all about “family values” wasn’t it…silly me :wink-wink

    #757345
    Anonymous
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    Agreed, they are partially behind UIGEA (the NFL though is the main culprit) and they are trying to keep the online industry in check and people convinced it’s not legal to play online until they are ready to make a big entrance.

    Then they can mail all their usual customers from all over the world and meld the comps etc… give away trips to Vegas as prizes… all kinds of possibilities for them.

    Publically they have flip flopped on the issue, and that makes sense, keeping confusion going is in their favor for now.

    #757354
    Anonymous
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    They’ll be in before you know it. They want a piece of the pie just like the NFL. They already have the 2 heads of Congress in their pockets.

    #757634
    Anonymous
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    They will be in the game the day that the industry is regulated in the US and not a minute later.

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