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Sheldon Adelson finds a new nemesis: Online poker

What's interesting about the op-ed that appeared in Forbes last month about how Internet gambling is "a societal train wreck waiting to happen" is not the argument -- it's common anti-gambling fare -- but the author: Sheldon Adelson, the chairman and the CEO of the world's largest gambling company.

But Adelson, despite making more than $20 billion off his casino empire, has launched a war on Internet gambling, setting up a website, producing a web ad that calls Internet gaming "one of the worst...[ideas] in the history of bad ideas," and pushing his message in media interviews and op-eds. With deep pockets and back-channel access to senior GOP leaders, Adelson is quickly making himself the biggest enemy of people who want to play poker online and states that want the tax revenue from legalizing it.

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