Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Congress, states and a rich mix of characters argue over regulation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Poker":

"… ly in the background are foreign entities, including the Isle-of-Man-based PokerStars, the world’s biggest online Poker operator, which so far has been d …"

"… stice Department sued the three biggest operators that remained, including PokerStars, for alleged money laundering. Prosecutors portrayed an elaborate sch …"

"… without admitting guilt. As part of the agreement, Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker forfeited its assets to the federal government, which then sold them to Po …"

"… er forfeited its assets to the federal government, which then sold them to PokerStars for $731 million. PokerStars agreed to cease its U.S. operations unti …"

Sheldon Adelson's anti-cancer campaign

By Dave Levinthal

Nation's top super PAC donor also quietly funneling millions to medical research.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheldon Adelson":

"… by many funding organizations," it states.     …"

"… ng has waned, dropping to $4.2 million in 2010 before inching up in 2011. Sheldon Adelson's office in Las Vegas directed questions to Kenneth Fasman, the found …"

Adelson expected to give another $10 million to pro-Gingrich super PAC

By Peter H. Stone

Casino mogul pledges $10 million more to pro-Gingrich super PAC, say sources

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… ro-Gingrich PAC’s ads will attack frontrunners former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum or burnish Gingrich’s conserv …"

Pro-Gingrich super PAC reports $2.1 million in contributions

By Aaron Mehta

A super PAC favoring Newt Gingrich collected big donations from casino owner's family

Excerpts from this story referencing "Las Vegas Sands":

"… h startup Evo and a former “Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands” kicked in $250,000 as did husband Oren Lukatz, a photographer.The two a …"

Casino mogul’s $5 million check to pro-Gingrich group a harbinger of GOP help to come

By Peter H. Stone

A billionaire casino owner's first choice is Newt Gingrich, but pledges more millions for GOP regardless of nominee

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wall Street":

"… ’t look out for us.” The film’s narrator attacks the “greed” of Wall Street buyout firms and at one point says that “nothing mattered but profits. T …"

Billionaire backer may open wallet for Gingrich but bring unwanted baggage

By Peter H. Stone

Casino owner, Gingrich bond over Israel security issues

Excerpts from this story referencing "Las Vegas":

"… r allies.Adelson could be a huge help, but a federal criminal probe of his Las Vegas Sands casino empire may prove to be a liability for the Gingrich campaign. …"

"… support for a super PAC could create political headaches for Gingrich. The Las Vegas Sands, of which Adelson is chairman and CEO, disclosed earlier this year i …"

"… on didn’t make policy changes.Adelson has a home in Tel Aviv (as well as Las Vegas, Malibu and Boston) and is married to an Israeli-born doctor. He has for a …"

"… held one of its 2011 meetings at Adelson’s Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas.Adelson was the leading funder of Gingrich’s now-defunct political commi …"

Saints and sinners

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich balances support of a casino owner with courtship of evangelicals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Adelson":

"… Future, has hauled in $7 million from one big financial backer — Sheldon Adelson, the multi- billionaire chairman of the Las Vegas Sands casino, who is exp …"

"… ub of Macau where it has a major casino operation. And last December while Adelson was visiting Macau, the police anti-vice squad raided his Venetian Hotel a …"

"… rt Justices who sided with gay marriage.A large Israeli newspaper owned by Adelson, a staunch ally of the Israeli right, last year featured a picture of Ging …"

"… ad to a “second Holocaust.”The federal probe into potential bribery by Adelson’s Sands in Macau comes on the heels of a private wrongful termination la …"

Democrats desperately seek their own Rove

By Peter H. Stone

For chastened Democrats, ‘a lesson and a beating’; Republicans hone tactics that brought in secretive millions last year...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Reed":

"… rich.An equally intense effort is under way by Republicans. GOP operative Scott Reed estimated that a handful of the Republican candidates for president will e …"

Haley Barbour’s money juggernaut for 2012

By Peter H. Stone

The Mississippi governor, a legendary fundraiser, is calling in chits with friends and allies to raise money for a possible GOP presidential

Excerpts from this story referencing "Southern Company":

"… clients included tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, energy titan Southern Company and other blue-chip corporations. He was instrumental in making the firm a …"

'Drill here. Drill now.' Donate more.

By Marianne Lavelle

Las Vegas casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson upped his ante in former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's unregulated issues-advocacy group in August,

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… s issues-advocacy arm has raised more; SEIU has voluntarily filed with the Federal Election Commission as a campaign committee, making it subject to donation limits. However, …"

Mixing oil and politics is formula for Newt’s “solutions”

By Marianne Lavelle

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich isn’t running for president this year, but due to a gusher of support for his campaign to promote opening

Excerpts from this story referencing "fundraiser":

"… onors are GOP stalwarts — including at least seven of McCain’s leading fundraisers, five of them among the so-called Trailblazers who have raised in excess …"

"… didates. American Solutions’ biggest supporters include seven top McCain fundraisers:• Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands casino company, bankrolled t …"

"… nvolvement in the Iraq war. A McCain Trailblazer, he was among a clique of fundraisers who met with the candidate in Aspen last month.• Carl Lindner III, the …"

"… of American Financial Group in Cincinnati and another Trailblazer, held a fundraiser for McCain at his home in June. He and his father, Carl Jr., the United Da …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… spent on federal lobbying (2007-2012): $1.3 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics Lobbying issues: Gambling and casinos, labor and workplace issues, trade, …"

"… Insider. Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 *2011-2012 election cycle. Source: Center for Responsive Politics and Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission re …"