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Sheldon Adelson Fighting Scourge of Online Gambling

He says it's “a societal train wreck waiting to happen.” Unlike casino gambling, of course.
Sheldon Adelson (L), his wife and the mayor of Jerusalem in a completely unrelated picture with guys in 18th century costumes.

Sheldon Adelson (L), his wife and the mayor of Jerusalem in a completely unrelated picture with guys in 18th century costumes.
Photo Credit: Michal Fattal/FLASH90

There’s a socially responsible effort on the part of the man who gave us the $400 million Republican campaign that elected no one: 79-year-old casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is planning a public campaign to raise awareness of the perils of online gaming.

Adelson made headlines in June with an attack in Forbes magazine against online gaming, which he described as “fool’s gold” and said it allowed players to “lose their house” with the click of a mouse.

He called for the U.S. Government to ban online gaming nationwide, because it was “a societal train wreck waiting to happen.”

Of course, online bans always worked so well in the past, you have to be a fool not to tery and impose another one.

You see, when you lose your house at the Las Vegas Sands, proud possession of Sheldon Adelson, at least you get out of the house first, you talk to people, catch a show – then you lose the house. But sitting in your basement, moving a pathetic mouse about, that’s no way to lose your house!

Three U.S. states—Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey—regulate online gaming, but more states want in on a good thing, which is probably why Adelson is launching his campaign: Get them when they’re little.

I mean, all he has to do is convince the states not to bring in double what they’re getting in their lotteries. Shouldn’t be hard.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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13 Responses to “Sheldon Adelson Fighting Scourge of Online Gambling”

  1. Dan Silagi says:

    New Jersey's on-line gambling law, which just went into effect, prohibits people from other states from gambling on-line in NJ casinos. That's because interstate online gaming is prohibited by a variety of Federal statutes. The casinos are checking e-mail addresses to verify that they're from NJ. I'm sure that's gonna work real well.

    As for Adelson, he's the lowest of the low, and is giving Birthright Israel a black eye.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We need more Jew's like Adelson and less Jew's like those sycophants to Obama.

  3. Bear Klein says:

    Adelson does good for Jewish causes and the state of Israel.

  4. Edward Lobel says:

    If you really knew what you were saying you would be a dangerous person. Shelly should stick to helping Jews and Israel and stay the heck out of politics of which he knows nothing about!

  5. Edward Lobel says:

    Shelly may be a lt of things, but he is not the lowest of the low! He has just been misguided in his political leanings.

  6. Dan Silagi says:

    He's a gonif. Case closed.

  7. Edward Lobel says:

    When I needed help, he stepped right up to the plate and helped me and my fellow Jews and then had the nerve and audacity to ask if he could do anything else to help us! All the while never asking for anything in return!

  8. Dan Silagi says:

    Edward Lobel Next time I go to the Sands in Bethlehem, Pa, and drop a couple thousand, let's see if he refunds my money,

  9. Edward Lobel says:

    Dan Silagi, don't be foolish. I know shelly and do not believe he is good for us, but to say he is a gonif goes a bit to far. He owns casinos and is in business to make money. If you are foolish enough to bet thousands and loose you do not deserve to be paid back.
    What's a smart guy who went to the U of Chicago doing in a joint like the sands anyway?

  10. Edward Lobel says:

    Bear Klein you are correct! His roblem is when he gets involved with politics he has been 100% wrong and bad for our people!

  11. Dan Silagi says:

    Actually, my wife goes occasionally. I've never set foot in the place.

  12. Edward Lobel says:

    I am not going to touch that one! I could just imagine me telling my wife she cannot go and spend money, whether it was in a casino or a shopping center. She would chop head off! We have only been together for 48 years and I would like to keep my head for a few more years!

  13. He's a gonif. Case closed.

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