Tag Archives: andy abboud
- Marco Rubio’s pro-online poker stance prompts pushback from RAWA backers
October 27, 2015
Republican presidential wannabe Marco Rubio has suggested he’d support a poker carveout from a federal online gambling ban, but that vision isn’t shared by the money men behind the bill. Over the weekend, the Las Vegas Review Journal quoted from a Q&A the Florida senator had with the paper’s editorial...
- Sands gives up on casino in Florida, new target: Georgia
September 23, 2015
After six years of lobbying for a casino in Florida, Sheldon Adelson is calling it a day. Sands’ Florida casino lobbyist Nick Iarossi has confirmed Tuesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp has cancelled all consulting contracts for public relations and lobbying to get a destination for a casino and resort...
- Abboud’s prop comedy falls flat at Pennsylvania online gambling hearing
April 16, 2015
Pennsylvania’s House Gaming Oversight Committee held the first of two scheduled informational hearings on online gambling Thursday morning. Three separate iGaming bills have been filed in Pennsylvania’s current legislative session, one poker-only and two that also allow casino games. The focus of Thursday’s get-together was the HB 649 legislation introduced...
- Sheldon Adelson’s anti-online gambling bill comes up short
December 10, 2014
It appears that Sheldon Adelson (pictured on the left) has failed to convince Washington politicians to include his anti-online gambling legislation in the ‘cromnibus’ bill to be voted on this week. The Las Vegas Sands titan is firmly behind passage of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, (RAWA) which includes...
- Sands ‘VP of No’ livens up Pennsylvania online gambling hearing
June 4, 2014
On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania state Senate committee held a hearing to discuss (among other things) the pros and cons of online gambling. As the frequency of these hearings increases, they’re starting to resemble a touring company of a Broadway show, as they mainly feature the same cast of characters and...
- Weekly Poll – Who won the iGNA Debate?
March 27, 2014
[polldaddy poll=7895790] The iGaming North America Conference (iGNA) hosted one spirited debate between anti-iGaming advocate Andy Abboud versus Caesars Interactive Entertainment Chief, Mitch Garber. Those who were fortunate enough to attend Day 1 of the iGNA lined up and intently watched the two have at it. That is why for...
Hasher’s United Conference coming October 10th and 11th
September 25, 2014
G2E Las Vegas 2015 Day 2 Recap
September 30, 2015
Chetu Will Be at ICE 2014
January 28, 2014
Weekly Poll – Which Team Will Win the 2014 NBA Finals?
June 13, 2014
G2E Las Vegas 2016 Day 1 Recap
September 27, 2016