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Friday, March 21, 2014

Blanche Lincoln: Casino lobbyist

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Everybody's entitled to a lobbyist, right? Even Sheldon Adelson, the Republican casino mogul. He's hired Blanche Lincoln's lobbying firm in his battle to make Internet gambling illegal.  From the Hill.

Adelson, a casino magnate, argues that the Internet betting is bad for society and could put the traditional casinos out of business. He created the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, as part of the effort. Top casino competitors like Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts have split with Adelson, forming their own lobbying and advocacy coalitions.

Casinos? Good for society. I wonder if the legislation goes after the rise in Internet wagering on horse races. Oh, wait. Forgot. That's a game of skill. Just like those slot machines down at the Oaklawn Racino.

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