Las Vegas Sands launches StopInternetGambling.com

By Bookmakers Review30 June 2013
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Las Vegas Sands launches StopInternetGambling.com

Following up on the company CEO's recent tirade against internet gambling, the Las Vegas Sands Corp launched a website, StopInternetGambling.com, featuring a video urging US state lawmakers to make internet gambling illegal.

Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, parent company of The Venetian, told Bloomberg TV that he is morally opposed to gambling on the internet.

StopInternetGambling.com re-iterates Adelson's stance that “the expansion of gambling to the Internet is a societal train wreck waiting to happen.”

The website is paid for by the Las Vegas Sands Corp, one of the largest casino operators in the world, with casino properties in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Macao and Singapore.

But curiously after registering the domain name on June 11 for just one year, the same day they posted a project for a logo on 99Designs, the marketplace for online graphic design, where Stop Internet Gambling, claiming to be a 501 non-profit organization, paid $299 for the logo selected from 160 different designs submitted by 47 designers who certainly had no idea they were dealing with the owners of The Venetian and the Palazzo, two Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

Pierluigi Buccioli