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October 20, 2017

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letter to the editor:

Internet gaming should be banned

In a recent interview with Forbes magazine, Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson restated his opposition to Internet gambling and its potential harm to our children.

The anti-Adelson zealots have always misconstrued his motives. As Adelson has stated, “It’s a moral issue.” At present, the necessary technology to prevent our kids and teenagers from gambling on the Internet does not exist. Further, what casino operators should realize is this: In the long run, the bottom line profit of traditional casinos will suffer. Adelson calls such misguided agendas “fool’s gold” and a “societal train wreck.”

I agree.

Adelson calls on Congress to rewrite the Federal Wire Act or pass new legislation making Internet gaming illegal nationwide. In his message to them, he said, “Internet gaming is a threat to our society — a toxin which all good people ought to resist.”

We should praise Mr. Adelson for his courage and moral stand for our children and support him in banning that which would corrupt them.

A great nation looks out for what’s best for its children. Accordingly, America should lead the way and set the shining example. Ban Internet gambling for the good of our children and American society.

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