Adelson Once again tries to nudge the Ban on Online Gambling

Adelson Once again tries to nudge the Ban on Online Gambling On Wednesday, Congress was introduced anew to Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA) by Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and advocate of online gambling.

The bill, similar to the Chaffetz passed in 2014, was three pages long and backed by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, six GOP co-sponsors and Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

As one of the top Republican Party's donors, Adelson, at the end of last month faced the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) to consider the establishing of the Wire Act.

The National Journal confirmed that Chaffetz encountered Adelson and also a big part of the HJC which will be deciding over his bill.

They also report that Chaffetz confirmed that he got an implication from the majority of HJC that the bill is of significance to them but he did not offer an answer on when they would vote.

  • I can't believe that somebody like this with obvious ulterior motives is granted any credibility at all in US politics, it seems ridiculous to me - here in the UK there are very strict rules about politicians being involved in 'conflict of interest' type situations and the media go crazy about every rumour of such a thing - infact some well very well known top ministers have resigned over such behaviour just this month. I'd expect more from the US.
  • Let me just remind everyone what a bill that is of significance is all about. In the US, a bill is not about one specific area that needs to be addressed, It should be, but in the US, it 's not. If this bill has significance, it is because everybody that is involved has earmarks in this bill that will benefit them in some big way. I'm sure that is the only way that this bill was seen as significant. Now, how many earmarks are in this bill has yet to be seen. By the time this bill is voted on it could be more than 100 pages long with Adelson’s part of the bill he needs to get passed is just the beginning of a long, drawn out affair. Adelson gives everyone he needs to help get this bill passed whatever they want for themselves included in this bill and they will vote to pass the bill. Well, I hope that it is not enough.

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