Online Gambling's Political Influence USA

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014 -
Online Gambling's Political Influence USA

Online gambling is under a dark cloud in the USA with the stress of the campaign against it led by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson. A recent ruling by the Supreme Court on campaign finance reform in the United States, has been reversed. The law was created following the 2010 Citizens United decision in the 1970s to restore faith in the political integrity of the country. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, said that these aggregate limits did nothing to prevent quid pro quo corruption.

Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont said of the decision, “The Supreme Court is paving the way toward an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson will control our political process.”

Everyone knows that the grease on the political wheel is money and why anyone would think the American system is excluded is dreaming. The political movement created by America’s lobbyists such as Sheldon or other pro gambling influences is massive. The money that is spent on lobbying in the US political system is pressed into the economic vitality of the lawmaking system. Getting paid for loyalty and reading the script is not new it is the American dream to belong. It wasn’t that long ago there was offshore online gambling in the States. Now with a different interpretation of the Wire Act by the Department of Justice there is legal online gambling in some US jurisdictions.

Things can change fast in the USA when there is a great deal of money spread around to seed ideas and interests that may not necessarily be for the best. The online gambling issue is becoming a bigger deal that continues to hold the interests of regulated safe government controlled online gambling back.

Sheldon has wasted his big bucks before on the Republican bid for the White House. Many a punter is  thinking the anti online gambling campaign could be just another bad bet by Adelson.




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