Within a few days the next step in his campaign will take place when a bill to amend the 1961 Wire Act to prohibit interstate and international online gambling will be put before Congress. It is believed that Sheldon Adelson’s hope is that if the bill is passed it will prevent growth in the online gambling industry by limiting internet gambling to individual states only without the possibility of these forming interstate agreements. The proposed bill could also prevent online players in the United States from linking into international gambling operations in the future. There is strong opposition to Adelson’s campaign but he has what appears to be almost limitless funding for his Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.
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