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Trump brand heading to Macau, the World’s biggest gambling centre

Tue, Aug 8, 10:40am by Staff Writer

The Trump brand does not currently have a presence in Macau, but that it set to change, with four new trademarks, including one for casinos, granted approval from the Chinese territory of Macau.

According to public records, a company linked to the U.S. President – DTTM Operations LLC – made the applications back in June and they cover gambling and casino services, as well as real estate, construction and restaurant and hotel services.

The “Trump” brand first applied for the four marks in the world’s biggest gambling centre back in 2006. They were granted them at the time, but they lapsed earlier this year.

Casino licenses held by other companies come up for renewal beginning in 2020, so this news is likely to fuel speculation about the organisation’s future business intentions in Macau.

Delaware-listed company DTTM Operations LLC, which listed the address of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, online documents from the Macau government show.

When Mr. Trump arrived in the White House, he announced that all his business interests would now be handled by one of his sons and a Trump Organisation executive. Considering how strong his stance has been on foreign deals, this deal is sure to raise some eyebrows in Washington.

Macau is a former Portuguese enclave on the southern coast of China that returned to Chinese control in 1999. It is the only part of China where casino gambling is legal and after opening its gambling trade in 2001, it took just five years for the tiny region to surpass the Las Vegas Strip for total revenue.

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