Let's not forget that Sheldon Adelson generously supported the Family Values Hypocrite, Newt Gingrich, even as the campaign was failing, then bounced to Mitt Romney!
The conservative baron is pledging to do "whatever it takes" to ban betting on the internet.
—By Sam Brodey
| Thu Feb. 19, 2015
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Adelson's pet cause got a boost in Congress earlier this month when Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced (for the second time) the Restoration of America's Wire Act. The bill aims to strengthen the Federal Wire Act of 1961, which prohibited phone and wire-based wagering, by applying it to internet gambling—effectively banning the practice. The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, an Adelson-launched group whose chairs include former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D), is lobbying heavily for the bill and running ads online and in print in support of the cause. On its website, the group casts online gambling as an out-of-control phenomenon that "crosses the line of responsible gaming by bringing gambling into our living rooms and onto our smartphones" by "targeting the young, the poor, and the elderly where they live."
Sam BrodeyOnline Editorial Fellow
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