re: Poker & Congress Leaves Online Gaming Ban Out of Spending Bill
Since Adelsonís fight to prevent the spread of online gambling, many companies looking to expand their online market have had to defend their position on the very tough opponent.
I'm a bit confused by that sentence. Usually you defend your position against
a tough opponent, but even then it doesn't really make much sense to me. As someone who isn't from the USA and doesn't understand the intricacies of their politics, perhaps somebody could please be kind enough to explain the highlighted part of the quote.