Harrah's online gambling lobbying adds more firepower

Capitol Counsel added to outsourced expertise

The US gambling giant Harrah’s Entertainment appears to be widening its lobbying effort in regard to online gambling, The Legal Times reports, noting that the group is adding an additional lobbying firm to promote the legalisation of online gambling in the United States.

Capitol Counsel is the latest company to join a roster of outsourced lobbying expertise hired by Harrah’s, and will focus on lobbying for the legalisation of online gambling and tax issues.

The Legal Times identifies other companies on the roster as the Podesta Group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

The company spent $905,515 lobbying in the first quarter of this year, lobbying disclosure records show.

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