One of Nevada’s top video gaming regulators contacted the FBI after the state’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt, attempted to call real-money-casino.club in a favor on behalf of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt was thought to be trying to curry favor with all the Gaming Control Board on behalf of his big donor that is political Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas Sands.
The Nevada Independent released a transcript on Tuesday of a March 2016 conversation between Gaming Control Board seat AG Burnett and Laxalt, who at the time was considering a future run for governor while also facing allegations of ethical compromise.
Burnett recorded the meeting that is in-person the two at a Reno coffeehouse because he thought the request was odd and unsettling. On the guidance of other state officials, Burnett switched the recording over to the FBI fleetingly thereafter, but the federal police agency found no indications of criminal wrongdoing.
Asking for Adelson
The hastily requested coffeehouse chat had been to discuss a high-profile civil trial involving Adelson and his business, Las Vegas Sands. A judge was due to rule in days on a key motion in a wrongful termination lawsuit by Steven Jacobs, former primary administrator of Sands China.
Burnett resisted the suggestion that he should file an amicus brief with the court, referring to a ‘friend of the court’ appropriate filing that would notify the Continue reading “Gaming Regulator’s Secret Recording Exposes Unsavory Work to Assist Adelson”