Adelson-owned casino scores victory in Pennsylvania’s high court By Brian Pempus, PennBets May 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm A component of Pennsylvania’s 2017 gambling expansion law was struck down late last month. The legal challenge was led by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, owned by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The lawsuit argued that provisions in the law that called for the state’s top-performing casinos in terms of slot revenue to send some of that money to the worst-performing casinos was unconstitutional. That 2017 gambling package was the vehicle for Pennsylvania online gambling and sports betting. The Morning Call reported that Sands is getting a seven-figure tax refund thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court striking down the law. The ruling was a unanimous 7-0 decision, which came nearly a year after the high court heard oral arguments.