The bill is a revamped version of a previous Adelson-backed measure that would ban Internet gambling. The latest version was introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). The measure would prohibit financial institutions from processing Internet gambling transactions.
Graham in 2015 introduced a previous version of the bill, Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Adelson is a major GOP donor and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands. In 2013, he launched a campaign warning that Internet gambling is dangerous for children.
A spokeswoman for Cotton’s office did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.