You probably know who Sheldon Adelson is, his net worth is $31 billion. Moreover, he has wanted to ban online poker for quite a while, and it has been quite the long shot. However, a recent poll threw ice cold water onto the not so popular proposal.
At the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) which was held a couple of weeks ago just outside of Washington, a poll showed that 91% of conservatives that attended oppose Adelson’s efforts to ban online poker. Back in 2013, Adelson pledged to spend whatever it takes to stop this form of gambling to his casino company, which is the largest in the world when it comes to revenue. The Hill was the first to report the poll results, which were analyzed by the Institute of Liberty.
The survey did not include any liberals who oppose the Billionaire, who is also a major donor for the GOP. There is no need to mention that CPAC is the biggest conservative conference in the world. The vast majority of republicans also thinks that RAWA has violated the rights of some states.
Andrew Langer, who is currently the Institute for Liberty’s President said that conservatives see RAWA for what it truly is – one of the worst forms of capitalism in Congress that has ever existed. He added that RAWA is nothing less than an effort by one of the wealthiest men in the world to ban an online competitive form so his brick-and-mortar casino empire can earn more. According to Langer, everyone is aware of that. And the worst part is that Adelson is willing to crush the Constitution to do it.