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Report: Sheldon Adelson Visits Capitol Hill To Meet With Lawmakers Over Anti-Online Gaming Efforts

Casino Owner Still Pushing Issue At Federal Level Despite Long Odds

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Billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson met with some lawmakers in Washington earlier this month to talk about their collective efforts to ban real-money online gambling nationwide, TownHall.com reported.

“Sources familiar with Adelson’s lobbying describe the meeting as both a strategy session and an update for the gambling mogul,” the report said.

Currently, anti-online gaming provisions from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) are up for consideration on Capitol Hill, as they aim to restore federal law to cover, and prohibit, gambling on the Internet. Adelson is also spending big money to prevent individual U.S. states from enacting pro-online gaming laws.

Adelson is the owner of the largest casino company in the world.

The chances of him getting a federal ban on online gaming are slim, but he’s still pursuing it. Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a $14 billion-a-year company.