Reports: Donald Trump lied about gaming and Florida casinos

Citing Predictwise, Politico reports Trump’s likelihood of winning the nomination has also dipped.

While Bush was in office The Seminole Tribe wanted to open the Hard Rock Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa and Trump wanted to manage them. Petersburg Times, published an article on June 18, 1998, with the headline, “Trump supports Indian casinos.” In the article, the St. Trump did push for it.

Trump in the past has boasted that he’s influenced elected officials by giving them political donations, and Bush raised the casino issue to make the case that Trump couldn’t buy his allegiance.

The casino dispute comes amid signs that Trump’s appeal may be lagging.

“I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it,” Trump claimed, during the exchange. The two have hired the same high-powered lobbyist to bring full-scale casino gambling to the state.” Trump had hired former Florida statehouse speaker Mallory Horne to lobby on gambling issues for him.

But “personally” is a technicality. “I don’t think Jeb would have allowed it and I don’t think the Legislature would have passed it.”

Before Bush took office, Trump was making plans for a Miami Beach casino if Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment. His successor, then-Gov. The stumbling block? Bush.

The St. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush talk simultaneously during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. The Seminole Tribe did open the Hard Rock Casino in 2004, but it did so with poker rooms, bingo and machines that looked like slot machines but were based on bingo. Charlie Crist, did sign a compact allowing card games and slot machines, and the casino has become extremely successful.

Politico is also reporting that Trump fever may be dying down. That deal eventually fell through, but not before Trump pushed Florida leaders to come to an agreement. He wanted casino gambling in Florida,” Bush said.

Trump’s on-again-off-again consultant, Roger Stone, told Politico Wednesday night that Trump technically withdrew from his deal with the Seminoles before Bush became governor.. Trump never asked Jeb Bush personally to approve casino gambling.”

Bush said during the debate that he can’t be bought by donors and used Trump as an example.

After Bush was elected and before he was sworn in, lobbyist Fred Baggett repeatedly tried getting a meeting with Bush to push the compact.

As it turns out, Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida and failed to get it under Jeb Bush’s administration, despite donating money to the state Republican party and to Bush, the Associated Press (AP) and Politico report.

“If I represented him then, I would have said, ‘Save your money. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015.

“He wanted to meet Jeb directly to discuss casino gambling,” said Bobby Martinez, who was the lead lawyer on Bush’s transition team. Thrasher, now president of Florida State University, said during both meetings Trump pushed for Florida to sign a compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to allow casino gambling.

Republican U.S. They didn’t and Trump’s plans fell through.

When it was pointed out to the Trump campaign that he actually was interested in casinos during the Bush administration, spokeswoman Holly Hicks said by email, “Mr. “Taxes would be able to be reduced substantially and Miami is the only place that Las Vegas is really concerned about–in the United States.”

As CNN recently reported, Trump donated to Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign while he was actively lobbying to change gambling laws in Florida. — Jeb Bush said during Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida. It doesn’t work that way in Florida,” Jones said. Jeb Bush is not going to be for destination resorts,” Ballard said.

“If Miami doesn’t do casinos, that would be a terrible mistake,” Trump told The Miami Herald in 2013. Jones said Trump also said he wanted to be a player if Florida ever approved destination casino resorts, which Trump is still interested in.

“It was pretty clear Jeb Bush wasn’t interested in casino gambling,” Thrasher said.

“I kind of smiled a little bit when Trump was saying it, that if he wanted it, he would have gotten it. Dennis Jones was at Thrasher’s second meeting with Trump, along with another state senator, Jim King, and he confirmed Trump wanted to talk about casinos. Petersburg Times writes, “Trump has teamed up with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The business magnate contributed $50,000 to Bush and also held a $500-a-person fundraiser for him.

Bush never did agree to expand the games. Donald Trump retorted, “I did not.”

Lobbyist Brian Ballard, who backs Bush and who represents Trump’s business interests in Florida, agreed that if Trump had asked Bush to support casinos, Bush would have said no.

News articles across Florida have documented Trump’s interest in getting a piece of Florida’s gaming industry – from hiring lobbyists to taking a former business partner to court, according to Politico.

“The bottom line is Donald Trump was interested in casino gambling in Florida, I can tell you that for a fact,” said former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher, who, according to AP, said he met with Trump twice and talked about the issue, once in New York and once in Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-A-Lago resort. Bush replied, “No way, man.”

“The one guy that had some special interests that I know of that tried to get me to change my views on something that was generous and gave me money was Donald Trump. “It’s not even a secret.”

Former Florida State Sen. The tribe wanted real slot machines and card games, such as blackjack and tried negotiating a compact with Bush.

At the time, early in Bush’s first term, Trump was working with the tribe on a deal to manage what’s now the Hard Rock Casino. Now Trump wants to bring a resort casino to his Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami if lawmakers decide to expand gambling — an issue that comes up every year in Florida, but which the Republican-dominated Legislature continually rejects.

Bush, who served as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007, staunchly opposed casino gambling. “I knew that Jeb had no interest in introducing casino gambling in Florida and I politely told Fred that I could not and would not arrange a meeting with Jeb.”

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According to Politico, mentions of Trump on both television and radio have been trending downward, as well Twitter conversation relative to other candidates.

“Donald Trump has tried almost every year to have a casino, even before Jeb was governor,” said Danny Adkins, president of Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach to Politico

Cruz gains in online betting, Trump still Republican favorite | Reuters

major-party convention since 1952 when the Democrats nominated Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson on the third ballot.

Ted Cruz’s Super Tuesday victories in his home state of Texas and neighboring Oklahoma strengthened his odds for the Republican presidential nomination on online betting sites but he still trails far behind Donald Trump.

Message boards associated with PredictIt featured growing discussion of a possible brokered convention, which can occur when no candidate has won a clear majority of delegates before the start of the party’s nominating convention.

“I am betting against Trump getting the nomination at these odds but only because I think there is a 30 percent chance the GOP elite somehow successfully blocks him at the convention,” said a post from a forum member with the username matthewcooley.

Betting volumes on both Trump and Cruz hit records for the candidates on Tuesday and Rubio’s volume was his second highest ever..

On PredictIt.com, operated by Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, the predicted chances of the Texas senator winning the nomination for the Nov. PredictIt had Trump’s odds of winning the nomination at 76 percent early on Wednesday, down 4 points from Monday’s record high of 80 percent.

There has not been a brokered U.S. It was independently created by the Reuters editorial staff. Ireland’s PaddyPower put Trump as a 1-to-7 favorite, with Rubio following at 5-1 and Cruz at 12-1.

Cruz has gained 4 percentage points in the past two days and his predicted chances stood at the highest level on the site since he tumbled to a record low after a weak showing in the South Carolina primary on Feb 20.

This article was funded in part by SAP. Rubio came in a distant second at 9-2, followed by Cruz at 25-1.

But Trump, who rolled to wins in at least seven states on Super Tuesday, was outdistancing both Cruz and his other top rival, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. SAP had no editorial involvement in its creation or production.

Ladbrokes PLC said on Wednesday morning that Trump’s odds of securing the nomination were 1-5. 8 election rose to 10 percent as results from Super Tuesday voting continued to be tallied.

Rubio, who scored his first win in a nominating contest on Tuesday with the Minnesota Republican caucuses, dropped 1 point to 10 percent, a record low for him.

(Reporting by Dan Burns in Washington and Anjali Athavaley in New York; Editing by Peter Cooney and Bill Trott)

Other online betting venues also gave Trump, a New York billionaire businessman, the strongest odds of winning the nomination

Cybergambling returns — and this time it’s legal

market research firm H2 Gambling Capital, which focuses on the gaming industry, predicted about $300 million for New Jersey’s online casinos — or about $45 million in tax revenue, according to the New York Times. H2 said the industry was worth $33 billion in 2013, with $4.5 billion coming from mobile gambling on iPads, iPhones and smartphones.

Mega-entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is the latest entry in online gambling, teaming with the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City and online game maker Gamesys to bring online poker, blackjack and slots to New Jersey this week. Virgin could be holding a full house, but it could also fail before the flop.

“It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out,” said Laurence DeGaris, associate professor of marketing at the University of Indianapolis and an expert in Internet culture.

Globally, the business is even more lucrative. In online casino gambling, it’s about the game more than the bet.”

“There will be many games to play online in New Jersey,” Fenton told FoxNews.com. “That’s where I see the huge potential in online gambling, and I reckon the U.S. Chris Christie validated the vice in the waning weeks of 2013, saying he hoped to rake in $1 billion in casino revenues this year, of which the state will collect a 17 percent tax.

Players must be at least 21 years old, and either reside in New Jersey or be in the state when they place their bets. “The technology is rolling out this week.”

And New Jersey isn’t alone; eight other states have bills in the works that will allow Internet gambling as well. To put that into further context, Americans accounted for nearly 10 percent of the entire $33 billion worldwide online gaming market,” Freeman said.

Many Americans simply ignored the ban, he noted, as the country did during Prohibition in the ’20s.

Freeman said the Department of Justice has relaxed its views toward online gambling since 2011, and this could open up even more opportunities in the U.S. Others predict the overall U.S. “If we are unable to determine that you are in New Jersey, you will be unable to play on Virgin Casino,” the site notes. Not just poker.”

Prohibition failed – again

Last month, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association testified before Congress and urged legislators to repeal their 7-year-old ban on Internet gambling.

To prevent unauthorized access, Virgin Casino physically locates gamers’ cellphones periodically. They play against the house at Virgin Casino, and they can finance their wagers with debit cards, credit cards, or in person.

Congress banned online gambling in 2006. “Blackjack and poker have a very human element that’s lost online. U.K. — notably sports betting.

Not everyone agrees with the odds. will catch up to the rest of the world and allow it at some point.”

Legalizing gambling across the U.S. market could be worth as much as $9 billion in the coming years as other states, including California, legalize online wagering.

“Slots and roulette are very visceral games, lots of bells and whistles. Gov. But new laws across the nation are rolling the rules back — and lawmakers think they’re holding a royal flush.

“In sports gambling, it’s about the bet,” DeGaris said.

– Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association

“Last year, before a single state authorized legal online gaming, Americans spent nearly $3 billion on illegal, unregulated offshore gaming sites. That doesn’t translate online,” DeGaris told FoxNews.com. 10. “Blackjack, slots. Nevada and Delaware also began offering some online gambling last year, but New Jersey is the first state to “fully” legalize it, said Lee Fenton, the chief operating officer of Gamesys.

‘Last year, before a single state authorized legal online gaming, Americans spent nearly $3 billion.’

“Prohibition simply does not work,” Geoff Freeman told a House panel on Dec. “The federal government has tried the prohibition approach – specifically the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 and the Wire Act – and through multiple Justice Department crackdowns on offshore operators as well.”

. If your phone is off, or if you’re too near state borders, you may not be allowed to play.

What happens online, stays online

Six other firms, including popular companies like WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker and other casinos like Caesars and the Golden Nugget, participated in the “soft play” launch of online gambling in New Jersey in November, the state’s Department of Gaming Enforcement Director Dave Rebuck said during a recent conference call.

“Those from other states can play, but they cannot wager,” Fenton said. will generate – in addition to tax revenue from the proceeds at casinos – approximately 22,000 new online gambling-related jobs, Freeman testified.

But analysts are mostly rolling with Christie and the casinos