Sheldon Adelson champion of justice or greedy SOAB?

Sheldon Adelson is the nation’s 11th richest person, and he says he will spend any amount of money to outlaw online gambling.  He claims it is immoral, but he is in fact the chief executive of casino company Las Vegas Sands.   So is he a champion of justice trying to defend us from the evils of online gambling , is he just a greedy SOAB who wants to use government regulations to keep his business profitable or maybe a little bit of both?

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"My moral standard compels me to speak out on this issue because I am the largest company by far in the industry and I am willing to speak out. I don’t see any compelling reason for the government to allow people to gamble on the Internet and nobody has ever explained except for the two companies whose special interest is going to be served if there is gaming on the Internet, Caesars and MGM.”

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he claimed online gambling would cause people to lose their homes

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But Adelson also thinks that online gambling is “suicidal” for the U.S. casino industry in the long run and will destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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Beyond Saving's picture

Lol, a casino tycoon who has

Lol, a casino tycoon who has a moral problem with people gambling. Just proof that statists aren't really worried about morality or people's well being. It is all about their personal power.

harleysportster's picture

I vote

I vote greedy no good sonofabitch that is a pure fucking joke for even using the word morality in this.

In fact, I would have far more respect for the man if he had come out and said, " Online gambling is fucking up my casino and I want to put an iron heel on it."

There is probably nothing I despise and hate more than for a motherfucker to hide behind the word morality to further an agenda.

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno

Kapkao's picture

Ratdog... your link doesn't

Ratdog... your link doesn't work.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

Kapkao wrote:Ratdog... your

Kapkao wrote:

Ratdog... your link doesn't work.

Ok, I fixed it.  I also added a few new links to other stories about him. 

Vastet's picture

I wonder if the guy knows

I wonder if the guy knows how pathetically obvious he is. All he's really accomplished is proving his morals are completely selfish. He wants to stamp out the competition by buying laws, but he can't and never will. Unfortunately a lot of Americans are going to be affected by him, but noone else will be.

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