Are this guy's eyes brown?
What a crock! He is so full of @#$%...Ok, I cannot really add to what's been said here, his hypocrisy is clearly called out..."Oh, that 20% downswing has not affected US, but I feel bad for the little guys this will hurt". What a load! If you feel so bad, why not reduce your own business 20% to help those poor Indian casinos you are stomping on in a downturn market? Yes? No? Clearly, you fear the competition.
Most likely, however, you are facing tough questions as to why your business is down by whatever amount (no one escapes a downturn, NO ONE) it is! So, instead of admitting you are behind the curve on this (probably by thinking if you stop one online entity, you can stop them all) and taking responsibility for backing a dead horse, you are clearly performing what we in the Navy used to call "covering your backside"!!! CLEARLY, some on your board of directors have questioned your belief that the light at the end of the tunnel is not, as you insist, the exit, but rather the oncoming train!
It happens. You get older, look at those kids on the corner and automatically think "criminal", It's ok, baby. It happens.
One thing I think we can do as a community is this: Call these reporters AND OTHERS out on one simple thing...
"legalized online gambling"
POKER IS NOT GAMBLING!!! Stop lumping us in with horse betting and online slots! It's not the same thing! And, Mr. Adelson, since so many casinos have no longer continued to carry live poker, changing it to an online system in house (Valley View casino, for one example, here in CA) perhaps you could as well amend your statements to leave us out of it. You don't like people sitting at home playing someone elses electronic one arm bandit, or placing a bet on a horse? Fine. LEAVE US POKER PLAYERS, PLAYERS OF A GAME OF SKILL, THE HELL OUT OF IT.
I swear, would these guys really compare Chess with Sorry and The Game of Life? Of course not, they would look stupid. But this clown knows the common misconception, so he takes advantage and throws us under the bus.
Want to guess where I will not ever play poker? Want to guess where I would never invest my money? That is correct sir, LVS. Your stock is down, I wonder why.