Congress will not include any online gambling federal ban
December 11, 2014
The online gambling ban that has been supported by casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, will not make it to the House of Representatives. The U.S. budget cycle for fiscal year 2015 or CRomnibus, the Continuing Resolution Omnibus package of bills for the several federal departments, was the only chance for Sheldon Adelson and anti-online gambling backers this year as the bill is not focused on causing major splits in the gambling industry. One of the main reasons why the House has rejected such an outrageous bill is that anti online gambling coalitions have been also penetrating the inside of the US government. The deal between Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader of Nevada, and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, has come to an end; their friendship, something that has been revealed in several times, has put the Senate in a very difficult place. They both seemed to have numerous issues with the online gambling industry in the United States, something that took Adelson to sponsor several campaigns to outlaw this market.
This last Tuesday was the last of the chances for gambling monopolies when Congress decided not to be part of shameful acts like Senator Reid and other representatives have tried for several years already. Congress has finally risen up to stop Sheldon’s morals of creating his own gambling monopoly in the United States. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, said: “If we cannot get it into the omnibus, it will not be in anything”. Caesars Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jan Jones Blackhurst, said: “We believe that banning Internet gaming is bad public policy from our perspective. We are pleased this issue will be discussed openly and not hidden in some omnibus bill”.