Billionaire, and Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson is once again in the news after his four week hiatus in trying to stop internet gambling. It was a close call at the end of the 2014 Congressional session, with Adelson’s legislation almost being passed. Thanks to the help of Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), who is a believer of the tenth amendment and considers Adelson’s bill a threat to it, it was turned down.
Adelson’s only leg to stand on exists because he is the biggest mega-donor to the Republican party. He continues to buy up friends in government to try to stop online poker for his own personal gain.
He has little credibility in his crusade however, due to his reasoning behind banning online gambling directly conflicts with his interest in his own brick and mortar casinos. Instead of fighting the internet, why don’t you put your 90 Million to good use and start a bad ass online casino?
Do you even know how to turn a computer on Sheldon? Are you still using fax machines too? The internet is the future, and all goods and services have a place within it.