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Gambling Lobbyists Still Pouring In Cash To U.S.

Gambling lobbying bodies are still contributing a lot of cash to politicians in an attempt to further their interests within the United States, a second quarter filing report reveals.

Among the biggest donators for the second quarter were technology supply companies, who may be maneuvering for position as online gambling legislation is pending in the House and Senate.

Lobbying highlights included:

  • GTech, who donated $145,000 during the second quarter, up $30,000 from the first quarter

  • Intralot, who put in the same $90,000 as the first quarter of the year

  • International Game Technology, who paid $50,000 in lobbying costs

  • Testing firm GLI, who put in $30,000

  • Caesars Entertainment, who paid $955,000 which is up $70,000 from the first quarter

  • MGM Resorts put in $150,000

  • Online social gaming firm Zynga, who put in $75,000

  • Las Vegas Sands, who put in $30,000 for the quarter

  • Gaming body The American Gaming Association put in $755,000, up $150,000 from the first quarter

  • The Poker Players Alliance put in $250,000, down $65,000 from the first quarter

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