Friday, 21 June 2013
Sheldon Adelson has made his dislike of online gaming very public over the last few years and in a recent article on Forbes.com he launched another verbal attack on the industry.
Despite the Las Vegas Sands CEO once looking forward to the potential of online gaming (seen here in this 2001 article ), he recently stated that he is "adamantly opposed to the legalization and proliferation" of the industry in the US.Moreover, he urged the US government to either “rewrite the Federal Wire Act” or “pass new legislation that makes internet gaming illegal nationwide”.While Adelson’s views are somewhat self-serving, there’s no doubt that they will have some sway with members of the gambling industry. Indeed, because Adelson is a powerful figure in the casino industry it’s possible he could form an important part of the lobbying effort against the online world.In response to Adelson’s article, the PPA's John Pappas penned his own piece, stating that it was a “whiff of epic proportions” and “completely missed the ball”.Aside from offering his own views, Pappas suggests that Adelson is failing to see the synergy between the online and offline gambling world, pointing out that: “The gross gaming yield of the offline casino industry has risen from £597.7 million in 2001 to £803.4 million in 2011.”
Juicy Stakes has just launched a range of new online poker tournaments and is celebrating by offering a limited-time 50% re-load deposit bonus worth up to $100.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering online poker players the chance to take part in the main event at the upcoming St Maarten stop of the TK Poker Tour for as little as $1.10.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to kick off from February 16 and one lucky online poker player will be taking part after winning a prize package worth $4,000 into the Austrian extravaganza’s main event at Intertops Poker on Sunday.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to run from February 16 to February 26 and online poker players are being offered the chance to win a prize package into the Austrian tournament series’ main event for as little as $3.30.
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