Thursday February 5,2015 : ADELSON’S PUSH TO BAN ONLINE GAMBLING REINTRODUCED (Update)
Private meeting paying dividends
Las Vegas Sands Chairman and vehement protagonist of online gambling Sheldon Adelson’s-backed “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” was reintroduced to Congress today (Wednesday).
The bill spearheaded by Rep. Jason Chaffetz along with six GOP co-sponsors and the backing of Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a three-page submission much like the last one Chaffetz submitted in 2014.
One of the Republican Party's biggest cash donors, Adelson met Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) at the end of last month to discuss the restoration of the Wire Act.
The National Journal said Chaffetz confirmed that he had met with Adelson and indicated that he had also met with the majority of those that sit on the HJC, which will have jurisdiction over Chaffetz’s bill.
Chaffetz did not specify a time line for moving his bill forward, but said he had been given "good indications from leadership" that the measure was of interest to them, the National Journal reports.