Land Casino Owner, Sheldon Adelson, Deems Online Casinos Immoral

Published: July 16, 2013

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Online casino gambling is making outrageous progress as it tries to become legalized and regulated in many states across the United States. Lately, many successful in-state verdicts have accelerated the expansion of the online casino industry as it stands on fully legal ground. In the past, the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) banned financial institutions from making monetary transactions with online gambling operators, which was a huge obstacle that caused many online casinos to retrieve from the American market. The great news is that this seems to be taking an entirely new direction, favoring true freedom of choice and civil liberty.

As the debate about legalizing online gambling gets heated, there are many people eager to give their opinion on the matter. Yesterday, there was an interview featured on Bloomberg TV with an expert in the business field, Sheldon Adelson. Adelson had a lot of thoughts on the rise of online gambling, but his point was broken down to the fact that he considers it immoral to gamble online. Sure, we all keep hearing this statement from both sides of the two party system, but the fun fact of the day is that Adelson is a successful land casino owner himself; he holds the rights to Las Vegas Corp, one of the largest casino companies in the world, which includes The Venetian and The Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip in their catalog of gambling destinations.

“Younger people, people who can’t afford it, can gamble while they’re on a subway or a bus or a passenger in a car, or while they’re lying in bed in their birthday suits on their smartphone or on their iPad… It’s a train wreck, it’s a toxicity, it’s a cancer waiting to happen,” said Adelson.

We don't remember the last time only wealthy people went to the Strip, but of course if you can afford to gamble your kid's college fund in a land casino you are an absolutely moral person, as long as you are not attempting to engage on nude gambling on your iPad, according to Adelson's statement.

Why are we talking about this? Because we wanted to point out how absurd the morality vs. immorality debate about online gambling can get. We think that the moral decision on responsible gambling is for each person to make. What are your thoughts on this issue?


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