The on line casino mogul and very long time opponent of on-line poker handed away yesterday aged 87.
Las Vegas Sands Corp founder Sheldon Adelson has died aged 87. It was reported final week that he was taking a depart of absence from his work to renew therapy for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, however handed away this week from problems associated to that therapy.
The billionaire was an entrepreneur from an early age and bought the Sands Hotel and Casino within the Eighties. He opened the Venetian in 1999 which has one of the widespread poker rooms on the planet.
You will not see quite a lot of sympathy this week from the poker neighborhood upon listening to this information. Despite being within the on line casino business Adelson was certainly one of on-line poker’s greatest opponents.
Via his Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling he lobbied congress to revive the Wire Act that will make playing over a cellphone line (which on this context on-line poker is an instance of). He was unsuccessful and his critics felt that this try and ban on-line poker was merely a rouze to get poker gamers in his bricks and mortar venues as a substitute.
Adelson additionally divided opinion politically being one of many Republican events greatest donors in addition to donating cash to the Trump marketing campaign.