Las Vegas Sands Asks Congress To Block Online Gaming

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EST) -- An executive for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp., testifying before a U.S. House of Representatives sub-committee on Tuesday, asked Congressional members to refortify the Wire Act  in a way that will block states from instituting online gambling.

Andrew F. Abboud, senior vice president for Las Vegas Sands, told an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee that governmental leaders should not push forward bill H.R. 2666, which proposes to put together a regulatory framework to make online poker legal in all 50 states.

The bill comes on the...
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