Adelson takes to Internet in fight against online gaming

Julie Jacobson / AP

In this Friday, April 5, 2013, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

Sheldon Adelson wants the world to know his stance on Internet gaming.

That’s why the casino king’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. has launched a website describing his disdain for the practice. features a video that starts with an ominous quote: “In the history of bad ideas, this had to be one of the worst …”

The site urges state lawmakers to make Internet gaming illegal, calling it a threat to society.

“Simply put,” the site reads, “the expansion of gambling to the Internet is a societal train wreck waiting to happen.”

The launch follows the heels of a recent column published on and authored by Adelson, who calls Internet gaming “fool’s gold.”