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 and Intertops Poker will hold their special May Day online poker tournament with a guaranteed $2,000 in the prize pool on May 1 and players are being offered the chance to qualify from Monday to April 30 via a series of satellites.
The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are about to kick off three-stage online satellite tournament series that are promising to award winners with prize packages to compete in the upcoming European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria.
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