The richest man in Vegas has declared war on internet gamblers

In February, an attack ad titled “Don’t Let the Games Begin” started popping up in online gambling forums.

The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in a dark city alley. We see a distraught mother at her laptop, a young child at a computer in a dim bedroom, police cars with sirens. A narrator with a scaly voice comes on. “An established al-Qaeda poker network could extract enough untraceable money from the United States in just a few days to fund several 9/11-sized attacks,” he says. “Say no to internet gambling.”

The message is clear: internet gambling will fund terrorism and destroy your family.

Players reacted strongly, calling it “ridiculous hysterics” and “distortion at its best.” “Get a life, Sheldon!” one commenter wrote.


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