There’s no way to know yet if the new casino games will be well-done or if IT’S RAW—but one thing is for sure: arguably the world’s most famous chef is taking a gamble by getting into the United States online gambling industry.
Chef Gordon Ramsay, the famous British restaurateur and foul-mouthed star of the hit reality television show “Hell’s Kitchen,” is reportedly starting to heat up plans to launch numerous online casino games based on his longest-running TV series.
Ramsay recently submitted an application with the UK Intellectual Property Office to expand protections of the Hell’s Kitchen trademark to encompass computer programs for playing casino, gambling and betting games.
According to The Sun, a British media outlet, the trademark application from the 53-year-old chef also includes “a website for online gambling, gambling services in the nature of online slot machines and lottery services.”
Neither the chef or his company, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, has made an official announcement or commented on the prospect of preparing to operate an online casino.
It’s also not known when exactly his Hell’s Kitchen-branded gambling ventures will be ready to come out of the oven.
However, you wouldn’t have to stretch the dough too far to imagine Ramsay getting into the gambling business.
The world-acclaimed chef has a total of 35 restaurants globally and 7 Michelin stars—one of the highest honors a chef can earn for his or her restaurant.
Ramsay owns fine dining locations in Europe, Africa, China, the Middle East, the U.S., but most notably—in relation to gambling—he has restaurants located inside Las Vegas, Nevada casinos, and all throughout the Entertainment Capital of the World.
And when Fox renewed Hell’s Kitchen reality TV show, which has aired for 18 seasons, for a nineteenth and twentieth season earlier this year, it was announced that the series would now be filmed from the Hell’s Kitchen restaurant located at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel
The Caesars location can seat over 300 people and overlooks the Las Vegas Strip, but whether it’ll soon include Hell’s Kitchen-themed casino games remains to be seen.
Additionally, Ramsay is far from the first celebrity to feature his or her name or brand on casino games. Well-known figures, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson, among others, have all had their likeness captured on slot machines and table games in the past.
Ramsay would become one of the biggest names to operate an online gambling site if he follows through with what’s included in his trademark application.
But gamblers aren’t going to wait forever on whatever Ramsay decides to whip up, and you can bet they’ll soon be shouting “WHERE’S THE CASINO GAMES?!”