Sheldon Adelson, Biggest Online Poker Foe, Dies at 87 12 Jan

Casino mogul and multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson has died at age 87. According to Las Vegas Sands’ press release, he has died due to complications related to treatment he was receiving for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

In the poker world Adelson was most known as the biggest enemy of online poker. In the past he has said that he is willing to spend whatever it takes to ban online gambling in American and he succeeded doing just that, while amassing a net worth of more than $33 billion according to Forbes.

He was a chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sand, which he founded in 1988 and controlled more than half of the company's shares. Sands has several resorts in US and Asia, two most known being The Venetian and The Palazzo on Las Vegas Strip.

As you could expect, he won’t be missed in poker community as many are already celebrating his death with tons of messages on twoplus forums, reddit and twitter.