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.