Tag Archives: lobbyists
- Scores of whores in online gambling lobbying fight
April 12, 2014
The president of casino operator Las Vegas Sands claims the US federal government wants to make online gambling legal so that it can tax the crap out of it. Michael Leven made the claim on Friday at a VIP breakfast intended to kick off this weekend’s convention of the Nevada...
- Are the US iGaming Floodgates Set to Open?
May 8, 2013
Ever since UIEGA passed in 2006, iGaming operators, politicians, players, lobbyists and various naysayers have been embroiled in the battle regarding legal online gambling. For so long the false dawns, cul de sacs and drawbacks made it look like a win would never be chalked up on the side of...
- Harry Reid poker bill may need 10-20 GOP votes; Q2 lobbying reports are out!
August 4, 2012
In case all you reprobates were too distracted by Olympic beach volleyball hotties to notice, the US Senate failed to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 on Thursday. The Act was once considered a prime vehicle to which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s as-yet-unseen online poker bill could have been...
- Caesars once again leads gaming companies in federal lobbying expenditure
April 21, 2012
The US federal government has posted its Q1 2012 lobbying disclosure forms and, as usual, they show an awful lot of money being thrown around Washington by companies looking to influence politicians on the subject of online gambling. The disclosure forms aren’t perfect, in that some companies lobby on a...
- Adelson would testify against online gambling; gaming firms Q4 lobbying spend
March 3, 2012
In defending his $10m (and counting) personal support of long-shot Republican presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich, Las Vegas Sands’ honcho Sheldon Adelson told Politico there was no expected quid pro quo in the extremely off chance that the Newtster ended up in the White House. In fact, Adelson claims to have...
- Massachusetts lobbyist spending trebles over five years
February 20, 2012
Money spent on lobbyists in Massachusetts topped $11.4million over the past five years as casino business interests all over North America pushed for a bill to go through. The efforts were rewarded when Governor Devel Patrick approved the bill. The figure of $3.1m spent in 2011 dwarfed the $1.3m forked...
Genting Malaysia may lose $274M on Mass. casino bet
May 23, 2017