Adelson is the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, the world's largest casino company. Gambling's richest man parlayed the $862 million sale of his Interface conference company -- which included the Comdex technology gathering -- into the Venetian resort in Las Vegas. Today he operates casinos and convention centers in the U.S., Macau and Singapore.
MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said it’s ready to spend $5 billion to $10 billion in Japan, a day after competitor Las Vegas Sands Corp. said it planned to make a similar investment should gambling resorts be legalized.
Macau’s gambling riches sparked bloody gunfights between triad gangsters two decades ago. Today, there’s a new conflict brewing, only this time it’s being waged with private jets, limousines and million-dollar loans.