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Adelson Continues Plan To Outlaw Online Gambling

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Casino mogul and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson will restart his campaign to outlaw online gambling in the US.

    The billionaire spent millions of dollars (some figures say close to $90 million) to elect a Republican House and Senate a Capitol source tells Townhall. And now it appears payback time is in order. It was revealed that the casino tycoon even received a private briefing with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee in the second week of January.

    Adelson also spent millions on a campaign that would have made Web gambling completely illegal in the US. He enlisted South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz to draft legislation on his behalf.

    Unlike last year, the Republicans now control both the House and Senate, thus allowing them an improved opportunity to push through their agenda. Adelson’s bill ultimately failed during the lame duck session after attempts were made to have the measure attached to more pressing “must pass” legislation. He also came under fire from conservative groups, lead in part by retired Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul.

    Sources familiar with Adelson's lobbying describe the meeting as both a strategy session and an update for the gambling mogul, according to Town Hall. It was not immediately clear who set up the meeting.

    From TownHall.com:

    The effort has also created the awkward situation, where conservatives and libertarians—often the beneficiaries of the $100 million Adelson has contributed to GOP candidates and campaigns—have to tell the man that they cannot outlaw his online competition, even if it is the only thing he ever asked them to do for him.

    This awkward caucus is in three camps.

    Some members are put-off by the big ask. Other members have no issue with online gambling as a business, a lifestyle or as a individual's choice. The others are part of the growing neo-federalism movement that seeks to devolve authority and control out of Washington back to the states and the people.

    The Adelson bill has been called an assault on the 10th Amendment “for it would outlaw state legalization of gambling within their borders, which strikes at the federal system of state sovereignty in all matters not specifically assigned to the national government”, Townhall added.

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  2. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Getting real tired of this guy...
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  3. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Me too.

    Why doesn't he put his money to good use? You know, like saving the world from hunger, disease, etc, etc.

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  4. milkman


    he's too busy buying all those votes.... show how corrupt he is. he's a parasite
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  5. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Politics at its finest.
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  6. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Politicians should have to wear jackets like NASCAR drivers so we can see who has bought them!

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