Sheldon Adelson: The (Losing) Gambler

Gambling wisdom says not to bet on your favorite team, a tip the casino magnate should've known.

Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., right, together with his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson, leave the construction site of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort while the skyline of the city-state's financial district is seen in the background, Thursday Feb. 8, 2007, in Singapore. Adelson said that progress for the construction of the $3.6 billion integrated resort was on track for completion for 2009.

Sheldon G. Adelson together with his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson at the construction site of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in 2007 in Singapore.

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