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

Greenspun Corporation (Las Vegas Sun, etc.)

The Greenspun Family pretty much owns the publishing racket in Las Vegas and probably will until long after anyone reading this is dead and buried. They're all solid Democrats, and Daniel Greenspun is one of the few who supports Barack Obama.

Brian Greenspun (LV Sun)
  Hilary Clinton (D) $4,600
  Bill Richardson (D) $2,300
  Christopher Dodd (D) $2,300
Barbara Greenspun (Greenspun Corp.)
  Hilary Clinton (D) $4,600
Daniel Greenspun (Greenspun Corp.)
  Barack Obama (D) $6,900
  Bill Richardson (D) $2,300

Other Notables

Here's a handful of other executives, owners and entertainers who operate or work at Vegas casinos. Not surprisingly, the entertainers are strong supporters of Democrats, with Barry Manilow spreading cash everywhere including an envelope sent to Republican internet phenomenon Ron Paul.

William Yung (Tropicana Casino Resorts Chairman)
  Hilary Clinton (D) $2,300
Don Barden (Fitzgeralds)
  Mitt Romney (R) $1,000
Barry Manilow (Writes the Songs That Make The Whole World Sing)
  John Edwards (D) $2,300
  Barack Obama (D) $2,300
  Hilary Clinton (D) $2,300
  Joe Biden (D) $2,300
  Ron Paul (R) $2,300
Bette Midler (Coming to Caesars in 08!)
  Bill Richardson (D) $4,600
  Barack Obama (D) $2,300
  Hilary Clinton (D) $2,300

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Comments & Discussion

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:

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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