Sheldon Adelson “Whatever It Takes”

Billionaire ramps up his anti-online gambling campaign.

In a new article in Forbes (by Nathan Vardi), the enemy of the pokers, Sheldon Adelson talks about spending whatever it takes to keep you from playing a $5MTT from the comfort of your home. The 80-year old CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp, which owns the Venetian, is hoping to reverse the current course of online gaming and protect economically vulnerable people who are unable to protect themselves.

Adelson who is cited as the nation’s 11th richest individual, is planning on breaking the bank if necessary to get this done. While he insists that his business is not directly influenced, he is worried about what online gaming will do to the brick-and-mortar industry.

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