The NCSL has now adopted a formal position demanding that the federal government respect “the sovereignty of states to allow or to prohibit Internet gambling by its residents.”
National Conference of State Legislatures Says No to “Restoration of America’s Wire Act”

Two thirds of states at the NCSL annual meeting voted to keep gambling regulation at the state level.


Senators Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte have written a letter appealing to the US Attorney General to support their efforts to ban internet gambling.
Senators Ask US Attorney General to Support Online Gambling Ban

Senators Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte want Eric Holder to support proposed legislation banning gambling over the internet.


Adelson will be giving one of two keynote speeches at the trade show which runs from September 30 to October 2, and with an audience composed of the illuminati of the land based and online gambling industry, he is expected to expound on his opposition to online poker in the US.
Sheldon Adelson to be Keynote Speaker at Global Gaming Expo G2E

Amaya CEO David Baazov, Steve Wynn, and MGM Chairman Jim Murren are all featured speakers.


The Las Vegas Sands has spent $460,000 on lobbying to ban online gambling in the first six months of the year, according to a report from OpenSecrets.org.
Political Contributions by Las Vegas Sands Approach Record Numbers in an Effort to Stop Regulated Online Poker in the US

Through the first six months, $460,000 in donations have resulted in two federal anti-online gambling bills.


American Gaming Association (AGA) Chief Executive Geoff Freeman has announced that it will no longer actively support online gambling legislation.
AGA Withdraws from the Battle for Internet Gambling

Sheldon Adelson’s opposition to online gambling has split the AGA.


In 2012 Sheldon Adelson said, “not all Islamists are terrorists, but all terrorists are Islamists.” He has brought the same unthinking bias to his attacks on internet poker in his latest video linking online gaming to terrorism..
Adelson on Terrorism is as Bad as Adelson on Internet Poker

Sheldon Adelson’s views on terrorism are as extreme as his views on online gaming, and equally wrong.


Lead by a team of political pundits including former Congress members Mike Oxley (R-OH) and Mary  Bono (R-CA), the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection (CCOP) will advocate for the regulation of online gaming to protect consumers from the pitfalls of unregulated igaming and the erosion of liberty that would accompany an igaming prohibition.
Online Gaming Coalition Promotes Consumer Protection and States Rights

Sheldon Adelson and his anti-online gaming team encounter competition for the mindset of Americans on the topic of online gaming.


A public opinion survey by Reason-Rupe has produced diametrically opposite results to the four state survey sponsored by Sheldon Adelson two months ago.
Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Survey Finds 65% Favor Legalizing Online Poker

The survey produced the opposite result to that sponsored by online poker opponent Sheldon Adelson.


According to local reports, the Spanish government would not concede to some of the demands made by the US casino group, including a smoking exemption.
Sheldon Adelson’s EuroVegas Project Abandoned

Las Vegas Sands withdraws proposal to construct mega-hotel and casino resort in Spain.


Though Las Vegas Sand's chief is on a media blitz to "stop internet gambling," the arguments he puts forward are all in support of effective online gambling regulation in the US.
Sheldon Adelson: The Accidental Proponent of Regulated Online Gaming

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In January, Sheldon Adelson will launch the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) which will lobby at state and federal level to prevent liberalization of anti-online gaming laws.
Sheldon Adelson to Form Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling

Las Vegas Sands owner will fund massive lobbying efforts to further his personal political agenda.


A survey commissioned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation reports that the majority of likely voters support land based casinos, but are opposed to internet gambling.
Sheldon Adelson Four State Survey Confirms His Views on Internet Gambling

Survey concludes 60% of respondents across four US states are opposed to state regulation of internet gambling.


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