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August 25, 2019

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Adelson to oppose online poker legalization, deals severe blow to chances

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson has decided to oppose efforts to legalize web poker, a knowledgeable source tells me, dealing what may be a death blow to congressional efforts.

Adelson has informed a key senator, Arizona's Jon Kyl, as well as the American Gaming Association. Adelson has told folks that he is morally opposed to web gaming, that technology to bar minors is untested and that he believes it will be an "unnecessary distraction" in 2012, the source told me. Adelson had been lobbied by many folks on Las Vegas Boulevard South, including, I'd guess, his new best friend, Steve Wynn.

Hard to see how it gets out of the House now.

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