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.
Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.
Australian billionaire James Packer said Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. is looking for partners to build casinos in Japan should the country legalize gambling resorts and would consider listing the venture.
Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Chinese unit is increasing scrutiny of Macau junket operators in a move that may lead to a shakeout among the middlemen who account for two- thirds of the betting in the world’s largest casino hub, a person familiar with the matter said.
Three Republican governors eyeing the White House, including embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, were in Las Vegas yesterday to court Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino owner who could give any of their eventual campaigns a major financial boost.
The day after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the furor over calculated traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge won’t stymie a possible White House bid, he followed through by appearing at a Las Vegas meeting that included other Republican presidential prospects.
The chairman of a New Jersey Legislature investigating committee said it’s too early to reach a conclusion about what Governor Chris Christie knew about lane closings on the George Washington Bridge last year.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. has asked Singapore authorities for more land to increase rooms at its resort in the city-state by about 60 percent after facing almost full occupancy, billionaire Chairman Sheldon Adelson says.