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Rudy Giuliani flown around by casino gambling boss

GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has visited campaign stops using a plane provided by Las Vegas Sands casino gambling boss.

Rudy Giuliani flown around by casino gambling boss In a surprised twist of events, the NY Daily News reports, that Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has forked up more than $122,000 last summer alone for jets traceable to casino gambling boss Sheldon Adelson, who owns the Las Vegas Sands and is the third richest man in America. Besides Ron Paul, who's public position is that online gambling should be legal, no other Republican candidate has been tied to casino gambling in any way so far. Brief reminder - the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has been a bill strongly pushed by the Republican party for almost a decade in some form or another.

 This new information is definitely beneficial to the industry, although some anti-gambling Republican supporters question Giuliani's ties to the casino boss. Last year Las Vegas Sounds announced that they are working on an online casino, which would target the UK market. At that time the CEO of Las Vegas Sands says that "this move will create a strong online position for the company for future potential opportunities". Now that the NY Daily News has discovered a connection between Las Vegas Sands and Rudy Giuliani, the GOP presidential hopeful and leader among the Republican candidates (according to various polls) could mean good news for the online gambling industry.

 And while we are talking about gambling and Presidential Elections, the online bookmaker Bodog Sports has listed Rudy Giuliani as the favorite among the Republicans to be chosen as the GOP  presidential candidate with odds 20/21. He is followed by Mitt Romney with odds 5/2 and Fred Thompson with odds on wining the Republican nomination posted as 4/1. Rudy Giuliani comes second with odds 9/4 on becoming the next US President, behind Hillary Clinton at 10/11.

 Published on 11/18/2007

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