Forbes Report On Billionaires Who Want U.S. Internet Gambling

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U.S. financial magazine Forbes has published a story about 11 different billionaires who appear to have an interest in seeing internet gambling legalized and regulated within the United States.

Among those featured in the article who may want to see legalized gaming are:

  • Donald Trump and Marc Lasry, who have previously said they will form a joint venture when online legislation is passed.

  • Steve Wynn, a casino owner who has indicated that he sees online gambling as a lucrative business opportunity.

  • Leon Black and David Bonderman, who brought their private equity firms to a $30 billion deal on Caesar's Entertainment. Caesars has close tied with online gaming group 888 Holdings, and is pushing for online poker legislation.

  • Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who own various land casinos. They have recently opened Fertitta Interactive, which recently acquired a poker software developer.

  • Herbert Simon and Steven Roth, who hold equity in US Digital Gaming, a possible software and service provider which is owned by Richard Bronson.

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