Internet Gambling a Battle over State’s Rights and an Illustration of Crony Capitalism at Work

Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson is spending millions of dollars and employing a team of lobbyists to try and get the Department of Justice to reverse a policy decision that the legality of online gambling be left to individual states.

Plowing over states’ rights with respect to iGaming has been the long-term goal of casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who over the past several years has waged a one-man, multi-million-dollar campaign to empower the federal government to shut down the so-called electronic casinos.

To that end, Adelson has employed an army of lobbyists and created a grass-tops organization dedicated to only one thing: reversing the DOJ decision.

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