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What Did Sheldon Adelson Get for His $200 Million?

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, has spent more than $200 million in the past few years championing GOP candidates and conservative causes. With Republicans controlling Congress and a former casino owner in the White House, Adelson, the founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., should be getting everything he wants. But things aren’t working out that way.

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7/12/2017

article What Did Sheldon Adelson Get for His $200 Million?
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, has spent more than $200 million in the past few years championing GOP candidates and conservative...

6/30/2017

article Adelson-Backed Lobbying Against Web Gaming Makes Sessions Fold
(Washington D.C.) -- A coalition backed by billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson has asked the U.S. Justice Department to reconsider a 2011 decision that cleared...

6/26/2017

article Sheldon Adelson ‘disappointed and angry’ at Netanyahu — report
(Israel) -- US billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adleson reportedly told Israeli police on Monday that he was “surprised, disappointed and angered” to learn...

6/13/2017

article Billionaire Adelson Joins Casinos in Fighting Clean-Energy Bill
(Nevada) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is making a push against a Nevada plan to boost wind and solar power. Adelson and much of the rest of the casino industry are...

6/4/2017

article The House Wins Big: Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Gets $1.7 Billion Richer In Four Days
(Macau) -- Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands doled out more than $10 billion to build a string of casinos in Macau, the autonomous territory on China’s...

5/25/2017

article Trump Mega-donor Sheldon Adelson Testifies in Israel in Case Against Netanyahu
(Israel) -- American Jewish billionaire and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is giving Thursday testimony against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a case in which...

5/23/2017

article Sandoval opposes independent counsel for GCB, ‘proud’ of Laxalt
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday said he would not support independent counsel for the state’s gaming regulators. Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-...

5/17/2017

article Cortez Masto: Laxalt's assertion that his actions were 'routine,' akin to those she took as AG, 'does not make sense'
(Nevada) -- Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s assertion that his attempt to persuade gaming regulators to intervene in a civil lawsuit involving billionaire Sheldon...
article Nevada attorney general: Democrats' narrative omits facts
(Nevada) -- Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt told lawmakers on Wednesday that legal advice he gave the state's top gaming regulator would ultimately not have...
article Sheldon Adelson bets on Brazil with $8bn casino
(Brazil) -- Sheldon Adelson visited Brazil this week in order to pitch his $8bn casino plans to a group of government officials Although he has expressed some...

5/16/2017

article AP Explains: Nevada Attorney General Faces Ethics Probe
(Nevada) -- A secretly recorded conversation at a Reno coffee shop between the Nevada attorney general and the state's top casino watchdog has set off a political...
article Nevada Legislature releases AG Laxalt recording transcript
(Nevada) -- A transcript of a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett and Attorney General Adam Laxalt was...
article Tape: Laxalt asks regulator to intervene in Sands case, acknowledged 'tough request'
(Nevada) -- Attorney General Adam Laxalt acknowledged that he was making a “tough request” when he asked Nevada’s top gaming regulator to intervene in...

5/15/2017

article Deputy attorney general: 'I would advise against' Gaming Control Board intervening in Sands lawsuit
(Nevada) -- A senior deputy attorney general advised against Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett intervening in a private lawsuit involving the Las Vegas Sands...
article Report: Casino mogul to be questioned in probe of Israel PM
(Israel) -- American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will reportedly give Israeli police testimony in an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Israeli Prime...
article Adelson reportedly ‘furious’ with Tillerson for tying embassy move to peace deal
(Israel) -- Jewish-American billionaire and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is reportedly angry at US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for saying that a previously promised...

5/14/2017

article US casino mogul to be questioned in inquiry of Israel leader
(Israel) -- American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will reportedly give Israeli police testimony in an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Benjamin Netanyahu...

5/11/2017

article Affidavit details Nevada gaming chief’s recorded conversation with Laxalt
(Nevada) -- Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt asked him last year to take action that would have harmed gaming...
article Nevada Democrats call for hearing into corruption claim involving Laxalt
(Nevada) -- Nevada Democrats on Wednesday called for a public hearing after a state official provided a sworn statement saying that meetings Attorney General Adam Laxalt...
article Updated Laxalt/Burnett/Adelson story: Text messages back up Burnett's affidavit
(Nevada) -- Text messages exchanged between Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and the state’s top gaming regulator back up many of the allegations made in an...
article Sheldon Adelson pitches $8 billion casino to Brazilian president
(Brazil) -- American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson met with Brazilian President Michel Temer and several government officials to pitch an $8 billion (NIS 29 billion...

5/10/2017

article Affidavit: Laxalt contradicted deputy's opinion, tried to persuade gaming chief to help Adelson in lawsuit
(Nevada) -- Attorney General Adam Laxalt sent a series of urgent text messages to Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett to secure a meeting in which he asked the...
article Lawmakers Hear Laxalt, Gaming Chairman Recordings
(Nevada) -- State lawmakers have obtained a secret recording as well as an affidavit of conversations between Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Gaming Control Board...
article Laxalt dodges questions after affidavit alleging he attempted to persuade gaming regulator to assist Adelson
(Nevada) -- Attorney General Adam Laxalt is dodging questions after an affidavit revealed urgent requests he made to the state’s top gaming regulator to intervene...

5/9/2017

article Legislature obtains secret recording of AG, affidavit from gaming regulator who taped him
(Nevada) -- State lawmakers have obtained a clandestine recording made by Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett of a conversation with Attorney General Adam Laxalt...

4/29/2017

article Governors weigh in against Adelson’s gaming ban
(Washington D.C.) -- In a town where partisan divide is as large as the Grand Canyon, it took a Las Vegas billionaire to bring together members of both political parties...

4/24/2017

article Adelson, miffed at Trump over embassy about-face, said to shut spigot
(Washington D.C.) -- Jewish-American billionaire and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is reportedly angry with US President Donald Trump over his failure to move the US...

4/22/2017

article Adeslon Donation to Trump Inauguration Stirs iGaming Controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- Tuesday during the Federal Election Commission filing several documents were leaked that Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to Trump’s...

3/26/2017

article Roger Goodell on Raiders-to-Las Vegas vote: 'I think we are in pretty good shape'
(Las Vegas) -- On the eve of the NFL's annual spring meeting in Phoenix, commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that the voting outcome on the...
article Sheldon Adelson is world’s richest gambling industry billionare
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. gambling company, has been named the world’s richest gambling billionaire, according to Forbes...

3/21/2017

article Democrats try to keep Laxalt/tape story alive
(Nevada) -- The state Democratic Party on Monday made additional information requests related to a clandestine tape the chairman of the Gaming Control Board made last...

3/6/2017

article Adelson’s Nevada Spending Illustrates Dangers Of Campaign Finance Wild West
(Nevada) -- Last month, The Nevada Independent reported that the chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board secretly recorded a meeting last April with Nevada Attorney...

2/20/2017

article U.S. Democracy For Sale: Just Ask Sheldon
(Washington D.C.) -- Mr. Sheldon Adelson is the personification of money in American politics today. Perversely, and most revealing about what really ails the United...

2/19/2017

article OP/ED: U.S. Democracy For Sale: Just Ask Sheldon
(Las Vegas) -- Mr. Sheldon Adelson is the personification of money in American politics today. Perversely, and most revealing about what really ails the United States,...

2/18/2017

article Sheldon Adelson Influence Seeking Leads to Taped Convo by NGC Head
(Las Vegas) -- Here’s one of those tales from the depths of oligarchy-based influence peddling, showing the corrupt and the corrupted.

2/12/2017

article Sheldon Adelson: King of Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- A discussion with Billionaire and CEO of the worlds largest casino company, Las Vegas Sands, Sheldon Adelson. In this discussion Sheldon talks of his...
article Adelson spokesman accuses Raiders of trying to pick pockets
(Las Vegas) -- It remains unclear whether the Raiders will be moving to Las Vegas. It’s very clear that hard feelings persist between the Raiders and their former...

2/10/2017

article Sheldon Adelson Dines With President Donald Trump, as Las Vegas NFL Stadium Moves Forward Without Him
(Washington D.C.) -- Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson was in Washington, DC this week to meet with President Donald Trump. The two billionaires dined at the White...

2/6/2017

article Adelson Walks; Vegas Stadium Plan in Jeopardy
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson has walked away from the partnership he largely forged to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium to bring the...

2/4/2017

article Mark Davis: Goodell: Casino owners not welcome in NFL
(Las Vegas) -- "Many of us supported bringing the Raiders to Las Vegas because we were guaranteed that our community would benefit in the form of new jobs and...

1/31/2017

article Casino magnate withdraws from Raiders' stadium deal
(Las Vegas) -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson withdrew from the proposed Raiders' stadium deal on Monday, presenting the franchise's relocation from Oakland to...
article Raiders’ Las Vegas move may be spiked as Goldman Sachs reportedly out
(Las Vegas) -- Got an extra $650 million laying around? If so, the Oakland Raiders might want to talk to you. A day after billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pulled...

1/28/2017

article NFL: Raiders propose $1 annual rent for new Vegas stadium
(Las Vegas) -- The Oakland Raiders are proposing to pay $1 a year in rent to play at a $1.9 billion domed stadium if the team moves to Las Vegas. Officials on both sides...
article Wanna bet? Once gambling-shy NFL plans move to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player...

1/16/2017

article Adelson expected to testify in Netanyahu probe — report
(Israel) -- Jewish-American billionaire Sheldon Adelson is expected to give testimony to Israeli police in the coming days as part of an investigation into Prime...

1/14/2017

article Raiders to reportedly file relocation paperwork for move to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Days after the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego for Los Angeles, the Raiders are planning to file relocation paperwork to move from Oakland...

1/13/2017

article Libel Lawsuit Settled Between Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson, WSJ Reporter
(New York) -- The Wall Street Journal said Thursday a libel lawsuit brought by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson against one of its reporters has been settled.

1/10/2017

article Why would Bibi promise to shutter fawning paper run by pal Sheldon Adelson?
(Israel) -- An audiotape of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, appearing to negotiate with a newspaper publisher for more favorable coverage, surfaced recently....

1/8/2017

article Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly negotiated with newspaper publisher for positive coverage
(Israel) -- In 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the publisher of a newspaper that was often critical of him in order to work out a deal for...

12/18/2016

article Will NFL Let Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Kids Own Oakland Raiders In Las Vegas Plan?
(Las Vegas) -- Ok. Repeat: Will NFL Let Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Kids Own Oakland Raiders In Las Vegas Plan? That is the question of the day.

12/17/2016

article Sheldon Adelson, Casino Owner, Helps Oakland Raiders Las Vegas NFL Stadium Planning
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson, the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the owner of such famed landmark hotels as The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas...

12/12/2016

article Congressman fishes for Adelson bucks with new anti-online bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A US congressman has introduced a new federal bill that seeks to undo the Department of Justice’s 2011 opinion that the Wire Act applies only...
article Sheldon Adelson Loses Billions on Macau Currency Controls
(Macau) -- Sheldon Adelson‘s net worth plummeted as much as $3 billion after rumors surfaced that the Chinese government will cut the amount that can be withdrawn...

12/11/2016

article Sheldon Adelson's Net Worth Falls $2.4 Billion As Macau Further Limits Cash Withdrawals
(Las Vegas) -- In the glitzy gambling enclave of Macau, the most densely populated territory on the planet, authorities are upping the ante on capital controls; halfway...

12/8/2016

article Casino Tycoon Adelson Loses $3.3 Billion as Stock Slides: Chart
(Wall Street) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson’s fortune fell $3.3 billion Thursday after the South China Morning Post reported China will lower one bank’s...

11/17/2016

article Can Adelson Buy An Internet Gambling Ban Before The New Year?
(USA) -- Would $20 million be enough to buy enough U.S. Senators to get a law passed before the New Year that will benefit your business interests? Apparently Las Vegas...

11/16/2016

article How Much Does It Take to Get a Bill Introduced in DC … About $20 Million
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump won the election with rhetoric like Drain the Swamp and Make America Great Again. Whether he will do either is anybody’s guess, but he...

11/15/2016

article BLOG: Sheldon Adelson’s Monday Buys Another Chance for Internet Gambling Ban?
(Washington D.C.) -- The voters sent a clear message on Election Day to reform government and drain the swamp, but some in Washington D.C. didn’t get the message....

10/25/2016

article Casino owner gives half-million to Arizona anti-pot campaign
(Arizona) -- The latest major donation to the campaign against legal recreational marijuana in Arizona came from Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who donated $500...

10/21/2016

article Sheldon Adelson Has Reportedly Had It With Donald Trump
(Las Vegas) -- Donald Trump’s crash-and-burn performance at Wednesday’s presidential debate is just the latest in a long line of fundamental misjudgments...

10/17/2016

article Senator Harry Reid Denies Lame Duck Alliance With Sheldon Adelson
(Washington D.C.) -- In the first part of an exclusive interview with GamblingCompliance, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, says he has no...

10/7/2016

article Southern Nevadans fare well on list of America’s richest people
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry is well represented on this year’s Forbes 400, a list of America’s richest people, with Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and...

10/5/2016

article Trump gives Sheldon Adelson a shoutout at rally
(Nevada) -- Donald Trump on Wednesday used a campaign rally in Nevada to give a special shoutout to one major supporter: Sheldon Adelson.

9/30/2016

article Adelson Donated $20 million to GOP PAC Day Before “New RAWA” Introduced to Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson is a Republican “mega donor.” So there’s nothing necessarily unusual about his donation, made public this month,...
article Bill to ban online gambling in the USA introduced to the Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- US Senator for Arkansas, Tom Cotton, has quietly filed a bill to the Senate seeking to ban online gambling in the country. The bill, S.3376, was...

9/20/2016

article Sheldon Adelson Focuses on Congressional Races, Despite Donald Trump’s Pleas
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson and his wife are giving more than $40 million to groups backing Republican congressional candidates,...
article Adelson backs GOP congressional candidates more than Trump
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson is shifting tens of millions of dollars into groups backing congressional Republicans despite months of...

9/19/2016

article First on CNN: Adelson to spend at least $45 million on 2016 races in boost for GOP
(Washington D.C.) -- Conservative megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have committed roughly $45 million so far to Donald Trump's presidential campaign...

9/15/2016

article Sheldon Adelson says poker is gambling
(Las Vegas) -- In an interview with Yahoo Finance, billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson has stated that poker is gambling. Adelson is known as one of the worst...

9/14/2016

article Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson: 'Poker Is Gambling'
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson, who has long tried to get the federal government to ban online poker out of moralism, took another swipe at the...
article Column: Brian Rast Calls Out Sheldon Adelson: $2,000,000 Challenge
(USA) -- If the name Sheldon Adelson doesn’t ring familiar with you that can only mean that you have a zero interest in the development of the online poker...
article Op/Ed: Keeping Pounding That Drum, Sheldon Adelson
(USA) -- We’ve been here before. Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and one of the richest men in the world, has made billions off of gambling.

9/2/2016

article Trump, Adelsons met last week in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Donald Trump met with Sheldon Adelson last week in Las Vegas, the second face-to-face encounter between the Republican nominee and one of the Republican...

8/30/2016

article Adelson Ignores Las Vegas Sands Board To Go All In On Stadium
(Las Vegas) -- When Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) CEO Sheldon Adelson went to his corporate board about developing a 65,000 seat domed stadium in Sin City, they balked....

8/29/2016

article Adelson-owned Newspaper Boosts Adelson-led Las Vegas NFL Stadium Project
(Las Vegas) -- Reporters on the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper recently purchased by casino magnate and Yisrael Hayom proprietor Sheldon Adelson, have reportedly...
article Report: Sheldon Adelson meets with Donald Trump, suggests he demonstrate humility
(Las Vegas) -- Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson told Donald Trump in a private meeting that the Republican presidential candidate must demonstrate a measure of...

8/24/2016

article Adelson-funded anti-BDS group distances itself from David Horowitz’s controversial poster campaign
(California) -- A Jewish group founded by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and other Jewish donors to fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel...

8/22/2016

article GOP Kingmaker Sheldon Adelson Continues to Snub Donald Trump
(Las Vegas) -- With fewer than 80 days until election day, Republican kingmaker Sheldon Adelson still hasn't put any money toward Donald Trump's campaign for...

8/21/2016

article Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson launches multimillion-dollar effort to boost Israel's image on campuses
(California) -- Robert Gardner rarely heard anything about Israel growing up in South Los Angeles. But at UCLA, he started learning about the Israeli-Palestinian...

7/30/2016

article Mike Pence Supports Sheldon Adelson’s Online Poker Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- Mike Pence agrees with Sheldon Adelson that online poker has no place in American culture. But Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have anti-...

7/23/2016

article Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson cleared of Foreign-Money Allegations by FEC
(Washington D.C.) -- Las Vegas Sands Chairman and billionaire has been cleared of all foreign-money allegation charges by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after...

7/21/2016

article Hungry Jews flock to Sheldon Adelson’s RNC suite
(Ohio) -- The fourth floor convention suite of billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has become a magnet for observant Jews — including Ivanka Trump and Jared...

7/20/2016

article Ted Cruz rebuffed by Adelsons after he refuses to endorse Donald Trump
(Ohio) -- Sen. Ted Cruz infuriated a lot of Republicans in the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump, but perhaps he will most...

7/15/2016

article GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million
(Ohio) -- Millions of dollars short and running out of time, organizers of the Republican National Convention have written an urgent request for $6 million to Las Vegas...
article GOP convention organizers apologize to Sheldon Adelson
(Ohio) -- The last-minute plea for $6 million from Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson to rescue the Republican convention has erupted in controversy, as four of the...

7/7/2016

article Court Asked to Take Over Vegas Sands From Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson's bad decisions have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars, and a court should take control of the...

6/27/2016

article Sheldon Adelson asks Las Vegas to pay $750 million for NFL stadium
(Las Vegas) -- In an attempt to lure the unhappy Oakland Raiders franchise to Las Vegas, billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has proposed a plan that would see...

6/15/2016

article Who is Sheldon Adelson and can he sway the US election?
(Las Vegas) -- It is testament to his status in United States politics that Sheldon Adelson has a primary election named after him. The "Adelson primary", as...

6/14/2016

article Sheldon Adelson’s ‘key’ men scouting South Korea’s Busan for Sands casino: report
(South Korea) -- Representatives of international casino operator Las Vegas Sands were seen gallivanting around South Korea’s port city of Busan not for pleasure,...

6/12/2016

article RALSTON: Adelson, hoping for legislative rubber-stamp of stadium plan, spreads more than $200K to candidates in final fortnight
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Sands, which wants lawmakers to convene a special session this summer to pave the way for Sheldon Adelson's stadium, contributed $211,...
article The Anti-Pot Editorial That Cost $140 Million
(Las Vegas) -- In May 2014, when activists began collecting signatures for a marijuana legalization initiative that will appear on Nevada's ballot this November, the...

6/10/2016

article Sands' Adelson, GEG locked in a casino word war
(Macau) -- Hell is on the verge of breaking loose once again as Sands China chief Sheldon Adelson and Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) find themselves locked in yet...

6/6/2016

article Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gives $100,000 to support L.A. County supervisor candidate
(California) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has given $100,000 to an independent committee supporting Elan Carr, a candidate for Los Angeles County supervisor,...

6/3/2016

article Court upholds reporter's right to quiz chauffeur about Adelson's foul mouth
(USA) -- If you’ve ever heard Sheldon Adelson curse like a sailor, Kate O’Keeffe wants to hear from you. Last week, the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals...

5/28/2016

article Online Poker Won’t Be Banned Nationwide, as Anti-Gambling Bill 2.0 Fails
(Washington D.C.) -- The online poker industry has received its fair share of criticism from some US lawmakers, mostly Republicans. One of those politicians, Senator...

5/27/2016

article Behind the Scenes, Billionaires’ Growing Control of News
(USA) -- At first blush, the secret support that the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel provided for Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker is a salacious yarn...
article Media critic: Questions about R-J sale to Adelson still linger
(Las Vegas) -- A media critic who closely followed the sale of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson told an audience at UNLV that the community...
article Reporter Can Dig for Adelson's Salty Language
(New York) -- A Wall Street Journal reporter who raised Sheldon Adelson's ire by calling him "foul-mouthed" can snoop around for evidence of his tart...

5/23/2016

article Review-Journal team earns James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism
(Las Vegas) -- The fearlessness displayed by seven current and former Las Vegas Review-Journal writers and editors who uncovered the newspaper’s sale to the family...

5/22/2016

article In Adelson’s Newsroom, Looser Purse Strings and a Tighter Leash
(Las Vegas) -- In late January, about a half-dozen reporters from The Las Vegas Review-Journal gathered at a colleague’s apartment after work. An article about a...

5/20/2016

article Sheldon Adelson backs Trump trip to Israel after $100m pledge, sources say
(Washington D.C.) -- The multibillionaire and Republican Jewish Coalition are arranging visit before July convention, as Adelson also plans to donate millions to Super...

5/19/2016

article Meet the billionaire donor who's betting $100 million on Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- For the first year of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump continually boasted that he didn’t need money from the wealthy political donors...

5/18/2016

article Adelson implores Republican Jewish leaders to support Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson is already at work on behalf of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

5/16/2016

article Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson backs Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife Miriam spent more than $55 million in an unsuccessful effort to defeat President Barack Obama...
article Why Sheldon Adelson’s Support of Donald Trump Won’t Mean a Windfall of Donors
(Washington D.C.) -- In a sign that the billionaire class might now be ready to get behind Donald Trump, who spent most of the primary disparaging their influence,...

5/15/2016

article BLOG: RAWA Reemergence: Is it Time to Worry?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) is back, courtesy of United States Senator and failed presidential candidate Lindsey Graham....
article Senators Try to Sneak Federal Internet Gambling Ban Into Appropriations Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal online gaming ban, strongly backed by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and that has failed to get much support on Capitol Hill...

5/14/2016

article Mega donor Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who mostly sat on the sidelines during the Republican primary, endorsed Donald Trump this week,...

5/11/2016

article BLOG: Possible Federal Online Gambling Ban Rears Its Ugly Head Again
(Washington D.C.) -- Many observers thought we witnessed the death of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act in December, during a House committee hearing in...
article COLUMN: The Second Amendment and a House Appropriations Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican casino magnates are pro free-market — that is, until they realize that free market competition can potentially burn a hole through...

5/10/2016

article Sheldon Adelson Inspires Anti-Online Gambling Language Snuck into Senate Spending Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson will never give up his push to ban online gambling in America. The owner of the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, among...
article With Support Nonexistent, Graham Resorts To Trickery In RAWA Resurrection Effort
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanks to the vigilance of the poker community, yet another attempt to sneak the highly unpopular federal online gambling ban known as RAWA (the...
article Final Sheldon Adelson Whistle Blower Quits Las Vegas Review-Journal
(Las Vegas) -- The third and final member of the trio of reporters who revealed the identity of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s secretive buyer, Sheldon Adelson, is...

5/8/2016

article Sheldon Adelson yet to show Trump the colour of his money
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson may be throwing his support behind his fellow billionaire Donald Trump, but it is not so clear if his money will follow. A casino...

5/6/2016

article Sheldon Adelson Backs Trump, While Clinton Goes Fishing for Bush Donors
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has landed his first megadonor. To this point, the presumptive nominee has had trouble winning over his fellow subscribers to Better...
article Sheldon Adelson says he’ll support Donald Trump
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said Thursday he will support Donald Trump now that the billionaire businessman has become the Republican...
article Sheldon Adelson: Donald Trump "will be good for Israel"
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican megadonor and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is supporting Donald Trump in his presidential bid, saying that Trump's possible tenure in...

5/5/2016

article 'He won fair and square': Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has backed Donald Trump in the race for the White House. Adelson, who dropped put of college and...
article Sheldon Adelson Says He Will Support Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson said on Thursday night that he would support Donald J. Trump now that he has become the Republican Party...
article Newspaper Editor Says She Was Fired For Failing to Suck Up to Billionaire Boss
(Las Vegas) -- Stephanie Grimes, the features editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, announced today that her boss, the newly installed editor-in-chief Keith Moyer, has...
article Stressing ‘company loyalty’ Las Vegas Review-Journal threatens to fire staff who share internal information
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Review Journal, a prominent Nevada newspaper that's been in a state of tumult ever since its sale to controversial casino magnate...

4/26/2016

article Sheldon Adelson wants to lure the Raiders to move to his Las Vegas dome. What could go wrong?
(Las Vegas) -- The Oakland Raiders, one of the most litigious franchises in pro sports, is in serious discussions to move to Las Vegas and play in a new dome financed by...
article Another Journalist Quits Las Vegas Newspaper Bought by Sheldon Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- A longtime columnist for The Las Vegas Review-Journal has resigned, becoming the latest journalist to leave the newspaper since it was bought by Sheldon...
article Editor For Adelson-Owned Paper Says Columnist Can't Write About Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- The new editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reportedly told a room of journalists this weekend that a longtime columnist for the newspaper won't be...
article Editor: Columnist can't write about Adelson at Adelson News
(Las Vegas) -- John L. Smith has resigned from the paper, which was inevitable, I suppose. He left behind a short letter, saying he can "no longer remain employed...

4/18/2016

article Sheldon Lobbies Against iGaming Again
(Washington D.C.) -- The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, a group bankrolled by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, has hired another firm to lobby on its behalf, The...

4/9/2016

article Sheldon Adelson and top GOP donors retreat to the sidelines
(Las Vegas) -- Dispirited over a Republican Party primary that has devolved into an ugly, damaging fight, some of the GOP’s biggest financiers are reevaluating...

4/5/2016

article Nevada high court hears Las Vegas Sands judge-bias arguments
(Las Vegas) -- One of the nation's most prominent lawyers told the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday that judges shouldn't make public statements about cases, and...

4/4/2016

article Nevada Supreme Court hears defamation case that hinges on a hyperlink
(Las Vegas) -- A First Amendment case pitting Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson against a national Jewish political organization over an online...
article Nevada court hears casino mogul Adelson's defamation case
(Nevada) -- Nevada's highest court is being asked again if a political group defamed casino mogul Sheldon Adelson in 2012 with an Internet ad alleging that Adelson...
article Nevada Supreme Court hears casino mogul Adelson’s defamation case
(Nevada) -- Nevada's highest court is being asked again if a political group defamed casino mogul Sheldon Adelson in 2012 with an Internet ad alleging that Adelson...

3/29/2016

article Cruz to speak to Adelson-backed Jewish group in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is heading to Las Vegas next week for a conference at billionaire and conservative mega-donor Sheldon Adelson...

3/17/2016

article Sheldon Adelson’s Israeli Newspaper Keeps Featuring Donald Trump
(Israel) -- Israel Hayom, the Israeli newspaper owned by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, has featured Donald Trump three times on its cover in the last week.

3/11/2016

article RAWA Nears Legislative Graveyard after Adelson, Las Vegas Sands Shift Focus
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s unofficial good news on the United States federal-legislation front regarding online poker and online gambling in general following...

3/10/2016

article RAWA Supporters “Refining” Their Position… Again
(USA) -- With the arguments in favor of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) falling on deaf ears, and with the proposed federal online gambling ban...

3/7/2016

article BLOG: Politics Could Derail Proposed RAWA Hearings
(Washington D.C.) -- The Restoration of America’s Wire Act has hung over the U.S. gaming industry like a cloud of impending doom since it was first introduced some...

3/4/2016

article Las Vegas newspaper sellers agreed to keep buyers a secret ‘indefinitely’
(Las Vegas) -- Gatehouse/New Media Investment Group agreed to keep the new owner of the Las Vegas Review Journal secret "indefinitely" after the company sold...

3/2/2016

article Sheldon Adelson Slips to 22 on Forbes 2016 Richest Billionaires List
(Las Vegas) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has been ranked as the 22nd wealthiest person in the world in the annual Forbes Billionaires 2016 list this week.

3/1/2016

article Adelson Tops Billionaire Gainers as Macau Slump Fades: Chart
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson has overcome a rocky start to 2016 to add $2.8 billion to his fortune, more than anyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaires Indexthis year...

2/29/2016

article COHEN: Adelson Mother Jones Profile Previews Macau's Trial Of The Century - Live From Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Deposed Sands China President Steve Jacobs’ lawsuit for wrongful termination against parent company Las Vegas Sands and its founder Sheldon Adelson...

2/22/2016

article POLITICO: Sheldon Adelson and the missing $100 million
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s one of the biggest mysteries in Republican circles: why has Sheldon Adelson ― who spent upwards of $100 million during the last...

2/18/2016

article Casino magnate Adelson facing 49 hours of pretrial questions
(Las Vegas) -- A judge said Thursday that billionaire casino magnate and Las Vegas newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson can be questioned for up to 49 hours beginning next...
article Sheldon Adelson's Still on the Sidelines: The GOP Asks Why?
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most prominent donors in Republican politics is in an unusual position: undecided. Sheldon Adelson, who stunned the political system in...

2/17/2016

article Netanyahu: Adelson doesn’t want an Eilat casino
(Israel) -- Netanyahu told participants in a meeting on allowing gaming in Eilat that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, considered one of Netanyahu’s...
article Chief judge: Gonzalez stays on Las Vegas Sands case
(Las Vegas) -- Clark County Chief District Judge David Barker ruled Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands has provided no new grounds to remove District Judge Elizabeth...

2/16/2016

article SHELDON ADELSON BETS IT ALL: The inside story of the Chinese casino money flooding into our elections
(Las Vegas) -- It was around 10:30 p.m. when Steve Jacobs rolled down the gravel driveway. The air was warm for early January, even for Florida. Yellow boat lights...

2/15/2016

article Marco Rubio Reiterates Anti-Online Gambling Stance at South Carolina Town Hall Meeting
(South Carolina) -- GOP presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), hopeful, has reiterated something that won’t make online gambling proponents happy....

2/9/2016

article Las Vegas newspaper staff feels casino giant Sheldon Adelson's tightening grip
(Las Vegas) -- When casino mogul Sheldon Adelson quietly bought Nevada's largest newspaper, reporters made it their mission to break the story of their new owner....
article Lobbying for new Las Vegas stadium begins
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands' pitch for a $1.2 billion domed football stadium on the UNLV campus is off and running. Steve Hill, the governor's top economic...
article Legal battle over fired Las Vegas Sands Macau head moves to federal court
(Las Vegas) -- Former Sands China executive Steven Jacobs has expanded the legal battle over his 2010 termination by filing a new lawsuit in federal court. Jacobs, head...

2/4/2016

article HILTZIK: Sheldon Adelson, the NFL and Las Vegas: A perfect match?
(California) -- Every so often, nature brings together two prospective partners who truly deserve each other. Such a match made in heaven is the alliance of Las Vegas...
article Sheldon Adelson Is Killing Stories About How Much His Raiders Stadium Will Cost Las Vegas (UPDATE)
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to the stadium scam, there are few things worse than the local media cheerleading the rich guys and urging local governments to spend...

1/29/2016

article Las Vegas Review-Journal backtracks on ownership disclosure
(Las Vegas) -- Just last week, Glenn Cook, the interim editor of the embattled Las Vegas Review-Journal, told me, with some pride, that “there is no daily...

1/28/2016

article Casino mogul hires new Las Vegas Review-Journal publisher
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new publisher recruited and hired by the family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who secretly bought the...

1/23/2016

article Plaintiff alleges 'improper and unlawful maneuvering' by Las Vegas Sands
(Las Vegas) -- Former Sands China executive Steven Jacobs claims Las Vegas Sands Corp. is trying to "derail" his rights "through improper and unlawful...

1/18/2016

article Gov. Greg Abbott flew to Israel on Vegas billionaire’s plane
(Texas) -- The airplane Gov. Greg Abbott boarded for his flight to Israel belongs to Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire who runs the Las Vegas Sands and has spent heavily on...

1/15/2016

article The Vegas Columnist And The Newspaper Owner Who Once Sued Him For Libel
(California) -- The secretive sale late last year of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's largest news organization, to the family of one of the wealthiest men in...

1/14/2016

article Casino Magnate And New Newspaper Owner Has History Of Suing Reporters
(North Carolina) -- The secretive sale late last year of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's largest news organization, to the family of one of the wealthiest men...

1/13/2016

article Review-Journal reporters lauded for coverage of newspaper's sale
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Review-Journal writers have been awarded the first "Sidney Award" of 2016 by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit...

1/12/2016

article Figure in Review-Journal sale becomes an issue in Las Vegas Sands lawsuit
(Las Vegas) -- A disgraced Connecticut newspaper owner associated with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's recent purchase of the Review-Journal has emerged as a figure...

1/10/2016

article Vegas billionaire donor keeps GOP candidates guessing
(Washington) -- Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has joked privately that he belongs to a divided household: He likes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife Miriam...
article The Story Of Sheldon Adelson's Purchase Of A Las Vegas Paper Is Even Crazier Than You Think
(USA) -- Three months before a mysterious article popped up in an obscure Connecticut newspaper criticizing a judge overseeing a lawsuit against Republican mega-donor...

1/8/2016

article How the Las Vegas Review-Journal Unmasked Its Owners
(Las Vegas) -- Last month, reporters at the Las Vegas Review-Journal undertook a remarkable investigation into the secret identity of the buyer of their own newspaper....

1/7/2016

article Meet the Judge at the Center of Sheldon Adelson’s Strange Deal to Buy a Newspaper
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez is used to seeing journalists in her courtroom. A wrongful termination case brought against casino magnate and...
article What’s next for the Las Vegas Review-Journal?
(Las Vegas) -- To say that things are returning to normal at casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Review-Journal would be a huge stretch. I would contend,...

1/6/2016

article A Publisher Puzzles Staff With His Role in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When a relatively obscure newspaper publisher showed up in photographs last month addressing the staff of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, his appearance...
article If Sheldon Adelson Really Wants to Control the Press, He’s 100 Years Too Late
(Washington D.C.) -- Last month, billionaire casino magnate/Republican campaign-funder extraordinaire/Israel stalwart Sheldon Adelson purchased his hometown newspaper,...

1/5/2016

article Las Vegas News Staff Advised on Covering Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- Ever since the billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson acquired The Las Vegas Review-Journal last month, the newspaper’s reporters and editors have...
article Las Vegas Review-Journal sets disclosure rules for stories involving Sheldon Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was purchased by Sheldon Adelson in December, has established temporary guidelines for disclosing its conflict of...

1/4/2016

article Controversial 'manager' of Review-Journal parent company removed from job
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut newspaper publisher at the center of a national media-ethics firestorm is no longer managing the Las Vegas Review-Journal or its parent...

1/2/2016

article Sheldon Adelson’s Purchase of Las Vegas Paper Seen as a Power Play
(Las Vegas) -- Two days after Sheldon Adelson’s lawyers lost in their attempts to have a judge removed from a contentious lawsuit that threatens his gambling...

12/31/2015

article Two Connecticut papers linked to Vegas mogul
(Connecticut) -- Two small Connecticut newspapers have a connection to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul based in Las Vegas. They ran a long article critical...

12/30/2015

article BLOG: RAWA in 2015: Is This Online Poker Bill Flatlining At Last?
(Washington D.C.) -- At the end of 2014, the future of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, was in doubt, failing to even receive any type of official...

12/29/2015

article Nevada gaming regulators monitoring Adelson Review-Journal buy
(Las Vegas) -- State gaming regulators are monitoring the issues surrounding the purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal by the family of Sheldon Adelson, the majority...
article Curious deal for Las Vegas newspaper
(Las Vegas) -- Until a few weeks ago, Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican party benefactor, was better known for suing newspapers than owning...
article Sheldon Adelson’s ability to steer election coverage just got even greater
(Las Vegas) -- If Sheldon Adelson wants to influence presidential election coverage in Nevada, a key swing state with one of the nation’s first votes, he now has...

12/28/2015

article Support Buoys Reporter Who Quit Bristol Press Amid Questions About Publisher
(Connecticut) -- Former Bristol Press reporter Steve Collins said he has received overwhelming support for his decision to quit over questions raised about the publisher...

12/27/2015

article In Nevada, Sanders mocks Republicans for running to casino mogul for a financial lift
(Nevada) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, starting a two-day swing through Nevada, took aim Sunday at members of the Republican field for seeking the...
article Questions on Direction of a Paper in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Until a few weeks ago, Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul and Republican party benefactor, was better known for suing newspapers than owning...

12/26/2015

article BLOG: A Christmas Story
(New York) -- Let this be our Christmas story. Why? Well, that requires some explaining and perhaps even a stronger rationale than I'm yet able to muster.
article Sheldon Adelson's Jewish Media Secret Revealed
(USA) -- Sheldon Adelson, who was unmasked in mid-December as the secret buyer of Nevada’s largest newspaper, has another media secret.
article Fabiani goes to work for casino billionaire
(California) -- Mark Fabiani, who feasts off celebrities in trouble, is now representing Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whom Forbes estimates is worth $25...

12/25/2015

article Journal Editor Leaves after Sale to Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson
(USA) -- However, in an audio recording cited by the AP, Hengel told the newsroom, "I think my resignation probably comes as a relief to the new owners",...
article Strange, difficult times for the largest newspaper in Nevada
(Minnesota) -- Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Michael Hengel, the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, instructed staff members to gather in the newsroom and bring...
article Connecticut Reporter Resigns Blaming 'Plagiarizing' Publisher With Adelson Ties
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut newspaperman resigned Thursday after the publisher of his newspaper was accused of adding plagiarized content into the paper and acting as...

12/24/2015

article Reporter for Connecticut’s Bristol Press resigns, and why that matters
(Connecticut) -- Steve Collins today resigned his position covering the city of Bristol, Conn., for the Bristol Press, a publication that, along with sister paper New...

12/23/2015

article A defiant Las Vegas newspaper stands up to billionaire casino giant Sheldon Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- 'Get ready to write a story about this,” Las Vegas Review-Journal Deputy Editor Jim Wright told his two best reporters as newspaper employees...
article R-J sale: Clues surface in mystery article critical of LV judge
(Las Vegas) -- New information strongly suggests that a publisher associated with the family of Sheldon Adelson is the author, or directed the author, of a mysterious...
article Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner
(Las Vegas) -- When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed...
article The Las Vegas Review-Journal Is in Upheaval After a Sale to Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Michael Hengel, the editor of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, instructed staff members to gather in the newsroom and bring...
article Controversial Article Has Passages Nearly Identical To Those In Other Publications
(Connecticut) -- A New Britain Herald story that now figures in a dispute involving Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson contains several passages that are...

12/22/2015

article BLOG: Is the RAWA Death also the End of Adelson?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) seems to be on its death bed. And its godfather, Sheldon Adelson, may not get his wish of banning...
article As it enters the Adelson era, Review-Journal builds a master file of ‘perceived conflicts of interest’
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, Michael Hengel, the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, sent an assignment to his reporters over email. The task, as he later explained in...
article Editor of Las Vegas Review-Journal stepping down after sale to Adelson
(Las Vegas) -- The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal capped more than a week of turmoil sparked by the sale of Nevada's largest newspaper to the family of...
article Editor Quits After Sheldon Adelson Buys Las Vegas Review-Journal
(Las Vegas) -- Michael Hengel, editor of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, announced his resignation on Tuesday, less than two weeks after the billionaire casino magnate...
article Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Mike Hengel shocks staff with surprise departure
(Las Vegas) -- The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal “stunned” the newsroom by announcing his departure Tuesday amid the ongoing tumult over the paper...
article RJ Editor Hengel accepts buyout
(Las Vegas) -- The top editor of the Review-Journal, Mike Hengel, announced he has accepted a buyout Tuesday evening, less than two weeks after the newspaper's sale...
article A message from the new owners about the future of the Las Vegas Review-Journal
(Las Vegas) -- The Review-Journal has long been a cornerstone of Las Vegas, and we want the community to understand the three principles that will guide us as the new...

12/21/2015

article EDITORIAL: How Adelson might change RJ editorial page
(Las Vegas) -- Newspaper owners aren't supposed to interfere with news content. But it's perfectly appropriate for them to seize full control of the editorial...
article The real impact of Sheldon Adelson buying Nevada’s biggest newspaper
(Las Vegas) -- Sunday wasn't the first Sunday since the family of Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal. But after a week of...

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