How the House Bets: Presidential Campaign Contributions by Casino Executives

If You Show Me The Money, I'll Show You The Winner

Posted by Chuckmonster

Harrah's Entertainment:


Ever the pragmatist and thoughtful 'substance over style' ivy leaguer, Harrah's CEO supports Christopher Dodd, who's like Joe Biden minus the flair (if you can imagine such a thing).

Gary Loveman (CEO)
  Christopher Dodd (D) $2,100


Boyd Gaming


Bob Boughner (President & CEO, Echelon Resorts)
  John Edwards (D) $2,300

Trump Entertainment


Why wouldn't Donald Trump support Rudy? He's from his home town dammit.

Donald Trump (Chairman)
  Rudy Giuliani (R) $6,900


Stations Casinos


The Fertitta family all throw their support to the populist front runners on both sides of the aisle - Hilary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. It makes perfect sense since they operate 'populist' locals casinos. Tons of other Fertitta family members have thrown their support to Lorenzo, Frank and Tilman's candidates as well.

Lorenzo Fertitta (President)
  Rudy Giuliani (R) $4,600
  Hilary Clinton (D) $4,600
Frank Fertitta (Chairman)
  Rudy Giuliani (R) $4,600
Richard Haskins (EVP)
  Hilary Clinton (D) $2,300
Scott Neilson (VP)
  Hilary Clinton (D) $4,600


Golden Nugget (Landrys)


Tilman Fertitta (CEO)
  Rudy Giuliani (R) $2,300
  Hilary Clinton (D) $4,600



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Very interesting Chuck. I am suprised about how much the Gaming Industry hates Obama..... is he Anti Gaming or is it something else they dont like????

it's only barely related to gambling/betting, but fun anyway, Slate has been tracking the political futures/prediction market: http://specials.slate.com/futures/2008/

as they say, why vote when you can bet? :)

Very interesting read Chuck. Just to add to the list, the Maloof brothers seem to be solidly behind Hilary, with each of the brothers contributing $2,300 to her campaign.

The reason why Barack Obama and John Edwards don't have donations from casino bosses is not because of lack of support, its that they don't accept donations from Corporate Political Action committees or corporate executives.

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