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Adelson eyes Macau dissent as top aide vacates office

11 March 2009

LAS VEGAS AND MACAO -- As reported by Gaming Today: "Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), saw his troubles mount over the weekend.

"First came a move toward "protectionism" in Macau where the company has huge investments and then on Monday the departure of his No. 1 helper.

"...In recent weeks, Macau gambling magnate Stanley Ho... has been attempting to foment anti-American sentiment.

"News accounts have Ho saying, "We are Chinese. We should unite against foreign capital. We cannot keep silent. If not, the foreign capital will bully us."

"...Responding to Ho's admonitions, Adelson told the Wall Street Journal of his concern over Ho's protectionist comments..."

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